Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Name Dropping and a Princess' Progress

Actually, I'm not going to drop any names (cheers from the audience) because I don't think princesses do that sort of thing, and the point of this post is to show just how princessy I'm getting to be.

Remember on the princess post, I mentioned in the footnotes that I once made a silly sarcastic remark to an important church authority that I've been feeling bad about ever since? Well, we had the opportunity to meet with one again, and I thought this would be a great chance for me to test how much I've improved.

We met in the Mission Home with just a total of 5 couples. It was a cozy little group. We had a little updating/counsel giving session while dinner was being prepared. This man (the visiting one) stood up when we came in and gave me his chair. The only stuffed armchair in the room. The one that was placed next to where his wife was sitting. And he sat on a dining chair by Greg. I tried to protest a little, but I hate being too annoying and refuseful about stuff like that, so I finally just sat down, in hopes of not making a scene. Then I felt a little uncomfortable for the entire 20-30 minutes before we ate. I mean, I know I'm a princess and all (so are you, remember? Unless, of course, you're a prince) but I sure didn't love sitting on that throne! Whatever. What's done is done, right? Princesses don't dwell.

But guess what? Looking back, I didn't say anything that I'm embarrassed about! Did I say anything sarcastic? Of course I did. I would have felt even sillier if I'd just sat there staring the whole time. And since sarcasm escapes every time I open my mouth, there it was. But it was the okay kind. I'm pleased about that. I done good.
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And guess what today was?

Cheers and tears. (and starting tomorrow you'll be able to see Evie's eyes in pictures because she's getting new glasses!)

When they came home today, the first thing David told me, which means it was obviously the highlight of his day, was this: "Guess how my English teacher says 'footprints?' 'Feetpreents!'"(with a rolled "r", like in Spanish) Glad to know that he's excited about all the important stuff he's gonna learn.

18 comments:

Erin said...

Now I am curious. I wish you would drop names. The kids look so cute and excited for school. So were the tears on your part?!

KC said...

I like your sorta churchy label for this post! And once again, I am so jealous of your bilingual family!

McEwens said...

Drop a name! We want to know! Congrats on sitting there without making any remarks you regret, something I am still working on!

Alison Wonderland said...

I know all about the inability to suppress the sarcasm but I'm too shy, I don't think I would have said anything at all.

by AnnieValentine said...

Oh yay! I like you too! I am what we call an uber-princess. And good for you, I could never have stood the silence, I would have filled it with any nonsensical thoughts that passed through my blond brain and ended up sitting alone (since the people next to me would have moved). Great blog.

Kimberly said...

So glad you popped by my blog, you are such a hoot!

-oLiViA said...

I'm glad David actually LIKES his english teacher. mine is really and extremely boring. I like my spanish teacher much better. Glad to know your becoming a princess, I'll make it my goal to be princessy tomorrow... (Try being a princess in gym.) That should be interesting.

charrette said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love that your kids are getting a kick out of their English teacher's English! My 5th grade teacher was Dutch, and he came out with some doozies every once in awhile too.

Nance said...

I wish I knew some names to drop.

Have a looksie at my blog, I gave you another award. You are so popular, we should be dropping your name.

GrumpyAngel said...

Oh, do please drop names :-) I want to know whose almost sacred ears your good sarcasm fell upon :)

Your kids are cute.

Lisa said...

Okay, I think the rules of princesshood allow for name dropping in the comment section if people are asking about it. I'm justifying this because I don't think many people actually come back and read the comments.

It was Elder Perry. Guys, he's 86 years old! I had no idea. But he's going strong and was teasing the Mission President's 16 year old daughter when she reached for a chocolate that was on the table during our important pre-dinner discussion (he was being filled in on the situation with the Church in Poland.) She started opening the candy and he looked at her and said, "Hey! Not before dinner!" And continued to reprimand the Mission President for allowing such things in his home, etc. It was funny. He also happened to answer (inadvertently) one of my major concerns about living in Poland. Somehow when an apostle says something, even if it's something you already knew, and especially if it's something you've been struggling with/wondering about it brings some kind of fancy confirmation. I felt a little silly trying to hide my watery eyes during a non-spiritual part of the discussion (which is where the answer came)while we were sitting around a table and everyone could see everyone else perfectly.

Okay, so I dropped a little more than just a name, but I don't think many other commenters are coming on here so I feel kinda safe.

Barbaloot said...

I read this whole post waiting for you to break down and drop names. Glad you finally did right before I answered.

I have a special spot in my heart for Elder Perry and I'm glad you got to meet him:)

MelancholySmile said...

random comment: your category 'sorta churchy' made me laugh out loud. :)

Adam and Kristina said...

Lisa, I saw your comment on Jill's blog, and since we are kindred spirits in chocolate, I thought I would stop by. Loved your post on sarcasm. I may have been told a time or two that me and my blog are sarcastic. I don't see it. :)

Moody said...

I guess the guy knows a princess when he sees one! Too funny. I'm glad you didn't quash your sarcastic side. And happy first day of school! Too cute!

Susan said...

Ooooh, I just love being almost famous, since I'm your sister, and you're almost famous for all these famous people you hang around with.

I'm also kind of famous cuz Tom was just briefing the executive office of the president, but no one will ever know...including me just how famous is famous.

jonesfamily said...

It looks like David should be teaching English. Too funny! Such big kids!

JustRandi said...

Hey, i loved this post and also all the comments. It's funny how sometimes we get answers when we least expect them.
(Although sitting in the same room as an apostle, I might have expected some answers. Which naturally means I wouldn't have gotten any, so good for you!!)