Your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a real post. You thought I forgot how to do those didn't you?
Well I didn't. I did forget how to do the Electric Slide apparently which resulted in a large number of precocious middle school children laughing at me, but that is an entirely different story. The moral of which is - I can't teach you, teach you, teach you, I can't teach you the electric slide.
Anyway. Last weekend was high school graduation weekend in Ryan's and my hometown and since he had various cousins/family friends receiving their diplomas, off we headed to watch the festivities. Ryan's allergies this year have been awful and since I am already carrying around what is basically a large duffel bag full of oyster crackers and Pedialyte and jolly ranchers and comic books, it was no skin off my back to throw in a bunch of Kleenex and Allegra for his needs this weekend.
I did make him carry the bag for a while though when I got especially nauseated which was embarrassing for him for two reasons. One because then he had to go through the purse-searching line at graduation with all the other delicate ladies and two because it has a large picture of Lou Diamond Phillips on the side.
This picture to be exact. (Long Story)
I was all, "Remember when you used to be cool at this high school Ryan? How things have changed."
So eventually we found seats alone the way at the back of the graduation so I wouldn't be crowded by people and smells and so Ryan wouldn't bother anyone with his allergies. We settled in for the long haul.
At this point I should mention that we had been to another family outing the day before and Ryan had asked me for a Kleenex for his eyes or nose approximately every one minute and thirty seconds. At which point I invented in my head a sort of fanny pack device that was really a box of Kleenex with a belt poked through it. But when I presented Ryan with the idea, even generously offering to make him one for the next day, he laughed in my face and said I was ridiculous. So I came up with another option.
The beginning of the graduation ceremony slowly passed as I almost continuously passed Ryan his requested facial tissues. Halfway through the event, when he once again reached his hand out, I put my little plan into action. I slowly reached into my sleeve and handed him what he assumed was a tissue but was actually the end of a white sock.
A white sock that was attached to this: A carefully constructed chain of colorful socks and one scarf. (In my mind it was supposed to be all scarves but they were all too big and bulky so socks were the next best alternative.)
|This is a really odd picture.|
With his eyes pointed ahead, he slowly pulled the sock up to his face. And then realized something was amiss. He looked down and was all "What the hell?"
At which point I just widened my eyes at him in surprise as he pulled and pulled the chain of socks (which was wrapped through my sleeves and around my back under my jean jacket) until it was all out. And then I whispered, "Ta Da!"
He was not amused.
So that was my silly little weekend, how was yours? Anything magical happen? (I realize it is now Wednesday and a weird day to be asking you all about your weekends.)
P.S. On the way to the graduation in the car, with the socks all stuffed into my jacket I got really hot and desperately needed something with which to mop my sweaty brow. And Ryan was all, "Don't you have a scarf or something in that huge bag of yours?"
P.P.S. After graduation Ryan saw the humor in the whole episode. Especially after he realized I had "given him clothes" and thus "freed him from his house elf days of drudgery."
P.P.P.S. I'll announce the last giveaway winner this week, just finishing up some final details.