February 7th, 2012
Why my life should be a comedy show:
I am making a case that my favorite comedy writers should just call me up and ask me for the latest happenings at the Ross household. We seem to have an endless series of comedy routines unfolding daily.
So first up..my parents. Bless their 85 year old hearts. They are a constant source of humor.
Scene 1 “Let them eat flowers”
My Mom just celebrated her 85th birthday. Her “real” present is a day with me that involves great food and lots of retail therapy and time together. In the meantime we sent her flowers and balloons. Not just any flowers. Something different.
Flowers in the shape of a cake. The florist assured me that it would be beautiful.
It was too beautiful and too real. My Mom loved it and she was especially excited to get balloons. Seems in her 85 years no one ever sent her balloons.
Note to self..you are never too old to receive balloons.
Later in the day we spoke and she once again thanked us and then said “We can’t wait to have a piece of the cake”
We finally had her look closely at the cake and she laughed when she realized it really was flowers and not cake
In her defense it was delivered in a cake box.
My Dad’s reaction “What? Does that mean we don’t get cake??”
Hahahahahaha…sorry Dad..I’ll bring “real cake” when I visit the next time.
( This is the photo from the florist. Mom sent me one of the actual cake which was all white with pink but her photo ( like all the photos she takes) was mostly of the wall. Sigh..just gotta love her!)
Scene 2: “Wait I am standing right here”
Could never seem to catch my boss in her office. Sooo I sent her an e-mail even though I would have rather talked about this situation in person. Ran into her the following day and this is what unfolded.
“Hi Jenn..got your e-mail but just haven’t had a chance to respond.
Great…( I take a breath) Obviously I breathe in way too slow because she was already halfway down the hall and out the door and though I tried I could not catch her to talk for the 1 minute I needed to hear her response.
Seriously?? The writers from “The Office” need to contact me for even more material that could potentially get me fired.
Oh and 2 days later I still don’t have that e-mail response and she has gone MIA again.
Scene 3: “Thanks Jeff..its really not that bad” or “Certain rooms are off limits”
I have to tell you this happened years ago when people still had a sense of humor about these things ( Thank God)
So I am in the shower in the late afternoon on a summer day after doing some yard work. I hear my six year old son yelling “Mom. Mom Mom Mom ” throughout the house. I yell back I”m in the shower” The renditions of Mom Mom Mom reverberate up the stairwell until he discovers me SOOOOO I open the shower door and there he stands
WITH HIS FRIEND, Jeff.
Jeff immediately covers his eyes and I close the door and mutter “Its really not that bad Jeff”
My son gets a lecture and new rules on who he can bring into the bathroom (nobody) . That’s not the worst part. The worst part was calling Jeff’s Mom to tell her if her son ever mentions ( hopefully not at the dinner table) that he saw Mrs. Ross naked, ummm..he is not lying.
So there you have it. Scenes from Part 1 of our version of reality T.V.
What’s your favorite “reality” moment in your real life? We can’t be the only ones whose family motto is:
“Remember, as far as anyone else knows,
we are a nice, normal family.”
Keep laughing and keep “trying”
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