Tuesday, December 3, 2013

To See the World with Childlike Wonder

Here are two conversations David and I had over the weekend that ended with both of us dissolving into giggles.

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David:  KU is playing in this tournament at this resort called Atlantis in the Bahamas.  It's so cool.  There's a huge water slide and it goes under a big aquarium and there's tropical fish and mermaids.

Me:  Really?  Wow.

David:  (in all seriousness) Well, they aren't really mermaids.  People dressed up as mermaids.

Me:  (pause)  Are you sure they aren't real mermaids?

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Me:  (looking at an Instagram comment from a friend whose 5-year-old daughter is concerned that her eighteen-month-old brother is going to touch their Elf on a Shelf and laughing)

David:  What?

Me:  So, you know how you can't touch the Elf on the Shelf or he loses his magic?

David:  (in all seriousness) You mean if you're a kid?

Me:  (pause to reflect on what he has just said)  No.  Even if you're the parent.  He'll lose his magic.

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Having a sense of humor and an unintentionally hilarious husband just might make the holiday season enjoyable this year.

7 comments:

  1. I just love that he is an elementary school principal. So perfect. Thanks for the laugh.

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  2. I might have snorted while laughing at the Elf comment!


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  3. He is totally an elem principal. I mean, who else would understand those kids?

    And also, I've seen that slide. Been to Atlantis. It's like $150/day or something just to use the waterslides... not even to stay there. And get on a boat and go about 5 minutes away and you're literally in the slums. Crazy.

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  4. that is hilarious, both stories.

    Oh David and your child-like wonder. ;)

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  5. That's too funny. Like, he had to clarify - "not 'real' mermaids though...". I can just picture it, ha!

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  6. That little girl in the IG story... She be cray cray! ;) and David be funny

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  7. This is what happens when you work in an elementary school. I catch myself saying things like that too.

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