Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving is Coming

I'm on the verge of turkey thawing, pie baking, table setting and house cleaning for our guests who will be here tomorrow! Can it be that close already? Yay! We somehow convinced Ben's family they should come down and visit us for Thanksgiving, and we're so excited. To get in the mood, my friend Cyndi sent out this email. Just had to post it for any who wanted a good thanksgiving laugh:

Ahhhhh The joys of having Girls. My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake). One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping ''napkins' in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen? Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for 'special occasions' (her second mistake).

Now fast forward a few months . . . It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone. Mine was to set the table (her third mistake).

When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into laughter. Next came his wife, who gasped, then, began giggling. Next came my father, who roared with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a 'special occasion' Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!! My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter.'But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!'


MoLe said...

LOL I can't stop laughing. That is hilarious!!!!! I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving together. I will miss you all!

Ines said...

That IS hilarious!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family!

Andrea and Nate Tracey said...

LOL!!!! Wow, I love it!!! That is sooo funny!!! Man I miss you guys, are you having sooo much fun?! Yeah dumb question I know, but I am just sitting here alone as my husband is off studying and the kids are either napping or coloring. And I am soooo wishing I could be at your house with you all!!!

Jenny said...

Ha ha ha! You are so funny. I would have loved to see your moms face. Angela, thank you so much for your comment on my blog today. I love your idea the best. I think you might win the package of delicious homebaked goods. Are you a chocolate lover? Anyway, thanks for being a true friend and for helping me make such a difficult decision.

Tonia said...

Hi Angela!
Your story is a classic! Thanks for sharing!