Wednesday, October 04, 2006

why my husband needs parenting classes

Preface: friend John met and married Chhoden, who is from Bhuton. She has two sons. Boys lived in Bhuton and moved in with Chhoden and John appx 6 months prior to event. Religion- Buddist, non practicing. No real background in any other religious practices. English was fairly good, but there were many words boys did not understand. At time of following event (April) boys aged 6 & 8.

BBQ at my home with John, Chhoden, boys, hubby, and myself.
Sitting at kitchen counter; boys and I eating, hubby standing on other side. Parents out back sneaking a cigarette. Hubby wearing Arizona State University shirt with picture of Sun Devil, the mascott.

6yo: Uncle, what it that on your shirt

H: It's a Sun Devil

6yo: What's a Sun Devil?

H: It's the mascot of the school your dad and I went to

6yo: What is a mascot

Me: It's like the symbol for a school. Each one has their own and they represent that school in a funny kind of way. Someone dresses up like that symbol for football games and things and does tricks to make people happy.

8yo: Yeah. We have those in Bhuton...........

6yo -still looking perplexed: But what is a Sun Devil

H: Well, you know the anti-christ, right?

Me: Anybody want some more corn on the cob?!?

After H gets the hint and exits kitchen~
6yo: Auntie Stephanie, Uncle is kinda, um, funny.
Me: Yep. You could say that........

10 comments:

NikkiNix said...

HA HAAAAA!!! Niiiice :0D

NikkiNix said...

Got your post and HELL YEAH! I have my favourites too. We'll probably be able to try again in Feb/March timeframe - same as you.

I think we should both check into a Spa retreat and take our Progesterone together and chill out thinking relaxing "F*ING STICK GODDAMMIT" thoughts together... siiighhh.. how lovely.

PS... Speaking of insult to injury, my word verification for this post is "imhor" - HA! Yeah, right - it's been weeks upon weeks !! Yeesh!

NikkiNix said...

I thought you said 5 months :(

Bea said...

Yes... very literal explanation... gotta love the honesty, I suppose...

Bea

sube said...

So funny!

wzgirl said...

Soooo funny. Antichrist? OMG.

Glad you're laughing today...

Hoping For A Baby said...

Well, our husbands may not always be able to console us or take away our pain, but at least they can make us laugh!

My Reality said...

Oh gosh Steph, I haven't been here in a few days. I am so sorry for your news. This is unfair and jut plain sucks. If I can do anything, let me know.

Baby Blues said...

If you have time to spare... tag!

Ellen K. said...

LOL! That's hilarious!