Thursday, March 18, 2010

i had to pay my kid $20

so, my kid played basketball this year.
he didn't do too bad.
at the end of the "season" we got their team and individual pictures back.

when i first saw the picture i exploded in a "HAHA!...ahem. that's a good picture bud. why did you uh...hmmm."
second noise maker answers:"they told me not to blink."
me: "well good job at not blinking dude. lets show dad."
husband: "HA! OH MY...ahem. nice picture dude."
me: in an all seriousness tone "they told him not to blink."
husband: having to turn around so we wouldn't see him turning purple. "yup...mmmm hmmm, i see that."


a day or two later, i asked the second noise maker if i could put up his picture on the blog. our conversation went a little like this:

me: "okay, so i want to write about your basket ball picture. i'm going to next week. is that okay?"
second noise maker: "yeah, but you need to pay me $15 to do it."
me: staring at him blankly for a second... finally coming to and saying:"i'm sorry,what did you just say? who told you to say that?"


a closer look at the deer in headlights.
from two rooms over the husband yells: "I SAID $50 not $15!!!"
the second noise maker and i look at eachother. both of our wheels turning.
me: "how bout $20."
second noise maker: "deal."
the kid got $20 that night.
the husband did not get anything that night.

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97 comments:

Erin said...

Vanessa - I just about spit my coffee onto my monitor. "the husband did not get anything that night." I LOVE it!!!

Keriann said...

haha!! Thanks for the goodnight laugh! That was too funny!

Mary said...

Ha ha ha ha . . . love it!

girlsmama said...

Hehehehe. Hohoho. That will teach Mr. V&CO.

Deb said...

hahahahahahahahahaha, gosh that's funny, absolutely worth $20.

CitricSugar said...

I write this from beyond the grave as I am almost positive that I just died laughing!

Quilt Nut said...

that was fantastic lol!

LOVED the picture

dana said...

hahaha.
Awesome

michele said...

LOL thanks for the giggle-outburst :) totally worth your $20

Kari said...

The facebooker in me wishes blogs had a like button.

The Longs in Italy.... said...

It is morning over here in Italy and that totally just made mine! The whole post had me laughing! I agree with Michelle, that was worth every penny of your 20 bucks!

Karin said...

Hahaha. Priceless.

pocalinde said...

you made my day *gg* Thats fantastic!!
Im going to smile the whole day about that story!!
..and no good deal for your husbnad *gg*
greets from germany!

Peyton said...

your boy sounds SO much like my third son......

although he says it will cost me $1,000,000!!

LOL

Lisa said...

lol Started my morning with a laugh.
"the husband did not get anything that night." Perfect.

Lesly said...

I laughed all the way through this post - hilarious last line. And your little one is teh cute! Grandma, what big eyes you have!

Beth said...

That was the best story ever!

Bunny said...

He is too cute. Love this post too too funny. Love it. Cherish those memories.

Emma said...

I'd say you got your money's worth. That picture is going to be good for giggles for years to come :)

Truly said...

$20 well spent.

trish said...

Oh my gosh V - that is too funny! :o)

I blogged my the composition cover this morning. :o) I will make more, this one was my first attempt. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Sincerely ~ Trish

jaybird said...

stories like this.. are they i come back over & over again... nothing like your kid learning to be an entrepreneur at an early age!

Denise :) said...

BAAAAHAAHAAHAA! Great story! :)

Kelly Howard said...

OH, you seriously made my day with this one! This is PRICELESS!

Barbara said...

I have GOT to learn to go tinkle before reading your blog every morning, dammit ! ROTFL !!!!!!!!

priceless !

vivi said...

he is a handsome boy, I find it hard not to blink in the pics.. perhaps I should ask for a payment to try better

jlk said...

HA! That last line had me laughing out loud!

~linds said...

Ha!!! Love it!

NorahS said...

This post? This is why I read your blog. Well, for the crafts and quilting and decorating, too, but, really? For posts like this.

Kelly O. said...

I was laughing and the kids wanted to know what was so funny!

rachel griffith said...

looking at the basketball pic while we were on the phone: priceless.
{& freaking hilarious.}

she wears flowers said...

Hilarious! Makes me think we should be sending you the $20 for these stories!!!

pklaw said...

Oh, my! You made me spit out my tea! Too funny! You will treasure that pic more than many others because of it's story! Beautiful Boy!

Blue Is Bleu said...

LOL! I'm glad I put my coffee down before I read this because I was laughing out loud!!! Hilarious!

Nancy's Couture said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! I about spit out my drink when I read this!!!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

what a great, great, great, story to wake up to!! he is just darling!

vonFRINKenhagen said...

When I was in 2nd grade, I had that exact same photo! My individual one was a normal, nice photo, but in the group, I had that same "deer in the headlights" look. But seriously, they said "don't blink".

quiltmamajb said...

Hilarious!!!! That kid is going to be a millionaire - good job, Mom! Piece....

justme said...

The whole thing is funny. But the last line . . . . hilarious!

Melissa C said...

Thanks for the chuckle. Loved the last line and it was worth the $20.

Jenna said...

I cannot stop laughing! The picture is adorable - what a cutie. :) But this - "the husband did not get anything that night" - has me giggling so hard!

Greg said...

LOL...thats too funny...AT least the second noise maker knows how to profit off of you. Hubby needs to learn to keep his mouth shut, poor guy... I it me, or does the rest of the team look alike? :)

Felicia said...

Good thing that the whole town and all of Mr.V&Co's co-workers read this blog...It may take awhile to live this one down :o)

Patty said...

Oh how cute!! DH blew that one didn't he?? LOL

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

My first laugh out loud for the day!!

Family Of 5 said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! Love it!

quiltcetera said...

lol too funny!

Cole's Corner said...

Bahhahahhahahahhahahhaha!

Amanda said...

That was awesome. I am sure that my little ones, who are already devious, will do something like this; porbably at the whisperings of my father:)

Carole said...

So funny!

trippingtiffies said...

so i'm at work reading this and i get to the end and yell "HA!!!" and my boss is now staring at me like i'm nuts. found your blog from maryjanes...loving it!

♥tiff
fashionintheforest.blogspot.com

holly p said...

I just had to stop myself for laughing out loud at work. Awesome post, and totally worth $20.

venus said...

Hilarious!!!
SMART kid... BAD hubby... LOL

Rockstar Mommy said...

Ha, ha, ha! Thank you for starting my afternoon with a laugh!

Julie Isa said...

Your HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing!!!

SummersDesigns said...

So funny! I love it!

Jenn said...

I am not going to share that with my kids!! LOL! =) I just tell them that they will thank me when they become famous!! LOL!
love the picture!
Jenn~

Chance and Beth said...

literally: LOL!!!

Becky said...

I'm so glad Hubby is out of the house right now. There is no way I could explain my uncontrollable laughter to him! You have no idea how much I needed a good solid and hard laugh.

Anyways, You can always just tell people that 2nd noisemaker is the most alert kid on the team!

kersten said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Love the pic!!! Talk about a determined boy. I can just hear him saying it..."don't blink, don't blink, don't blink..." Oh, that's a classic pic. And for $20 you might just see more pics like this. :)

Andi said...

Hysterical!!

Katy said...

you are killing me with that story. that is TOO GOOD! (I especially busted up at the last two lines!)

Wes and Dani said...

ahahaha you seriously always have THE. FUNNIEST. posts. I wished we lived closer--pretty sure we'd be friends. You'd be the funny one, I'd be the bratty one.

Steph said...

Oh, this is priceless, both the photo and the story!

Crissy said...

this is the funniest thing I've heard all day!

Cami said...

That made my day :)

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

ROTFLMBO!

RachellaBella said...

awesome story! something I would expect from my hubby and sons. I hope you took the $20 from your husband's wallet and not yours... ;)

miscellaneous.originals.stuff said...

love it! - too funny :)

More like....etc. said...

YOU are my HERO! bwahhahahaaaa...

oh man!

giddygoat said...

Laughing so hard!!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

OH MY GOSH! You made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants (I'm due in 2 weeks so I'm not kidding!) lol!

The husband did not get any.....bahahahhaa

Dogwood said...

Lovely lady~you are too funny! Can't stop laughing. Love your writing style but most of all LOVE your sense of humor.

Have a very silly evening and lots of fun.

Crafty Christina said...

I literally laughed out loud and got funny looks! Hysterical!

Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art said...

That cracked me up! a tleast he's learning to bargain at a young age!!!

Jane Doe said...

I read this, I was laughing so hard that dh had to come and see if I was ok....I let him read 'the $20 story' and all he could say was 'poor husband'....LOL
Men do have to stick together!!
He just didn't quite see the humour as we 'ladies' did! But he did have a smile when he saw your son's 'don't blink look', how often have my kids told me.."Mom keep your eyes open for the picture"! I am going for your son's look next time!
Jane

Katie B. said...

Heh. I love it!

Martha said...

Oh, you just made my day!

My husband wouldnt have gotten anything that night either. Hahaha!

Terri said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious! Totally worth $20!

Lori said...

Oh Vanessa, you never cease to make me laugh!

Whimsical Creations said...

LMAO!! That made my day!! =D

Val Miller said...

funny ... I love a good giggle that brings tears to the eyes! Thanks!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I enjoy coming over hear to get a good laugh lol. I like that you are willing to post about your family and some of the things they do. Raising kids isn't always a bed of roses and it's nice to see you're willing to share some of the dirt.

It's also great that you now have a record of some of the fun things :)

amylouwho said...

he got 20$ and hubby got nothin'. HILARIOUS. Made me laugh out loud!

st-dl said...

This is the funniest post ever! LOL!

I especially love the last part :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow...The other children and the coach blinked so much that their faces are blurry. Tell your son that he did a great job!!!hc

Team Clark said...

That's hilarious. You and Brooke have given me great laughs tonight with your great wit.
Do you not call them by their names for fun or to protect them? Just curious...

katepickle said...

ha ha ha I love it... love it!

Patty said...

Very funny!

an encourager said...

BAhahahahahahhahahahahhahaaa... Not at the picture, but at your last sentence (well, coupled with the whole cute story)!

The Witty's said...

hahahahhaa! this SOOOO cracked me up! I love it!

Chadley said...

Sounds like he takes after his FATHER..how many times did I ask "will you (fill in the blank)for me?" Only to hear, "yeah,if you pay me ten dollars!"

signed lovingly,

Mr. V and Co's Sister :)

P.S. my "word verification" says "JUGTHIN", um...first part yes, second part...not so much!

Wendy said...

That is hilarious! Reminds me of my DD's soccer pictures when she was 4. She looks like she could kill someone!

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

May my kids NEVER catch on to this concept! They'd start doing things just to see if I'd blog about it and pay them. Crafty kids.

Brooke said...

Excellent! Thanks for the laugh

Christie said...

Ha ha ha! That is so great. Love the wide eyes--he is too cute.

I'm sorry I've never said hello before now...I've loved your blog for a while:). It's very inspiring and just a happy blog!

Jen said...

Aww he's still a little cutie. I love ur blog girl. U rock!

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