It's been an interesting two weeks, with visits from friends and relatives from out of town, prom preparation, a few illnesses, and conversations that has left me scratching my head.
1- A Conversation with my former sister-in-law
Me: "You look uncomfortable, is there something wrong?"
Sister in law: "It's just hard to find a good bra, when you have big boobs."
Me: "I'm sorry. That really sucks"
Sister in Law: "Well, you're lucky you don't have that problem. You're really flat."
2 - A Conversation with my mother
Me: "My knees have been killing me. I'm sure if I lose weight I won't have that problem.
Mother: "Honey, I don't think that will fix the problem. You should just accept that you're getting old."
(I guess being in your 30s is really old!)
3- A Conversation with Moe
Me: "How was your scrambled eggs?"
Moe: "It was okay. Grandma makes the best scrambled eggs."
Me: "But, I make the best pasta!"
Moe: "No, not really. Nana makes the best pasta."
Me: "Is there anything that I make that you like?"
Moe: "Hmm..Let me think."
(Needless to say Moe never got around to answering my question.)
4- A Conversation with Renaissance Man as we get into bed
RM: "Hun, do you mind talking to me. I like it when you talk to me before I sleep."
Me: "What would you like to talk about?"
RM: "It doesn't matter. Every time you talk to me, it just puts me to sleep."
(Huh. And to think all this time I thought I was an interesting conversationalist)
5- A Conversation with 2 four year old girls (I teach the 4-5 year old Sunday school class) The Set up: The girls aren't paying attention in class, so I kneel down to their level and say...
Me: "Girls, please pay attention. You can talk after class."
Girl #1 - "What's that smell?"
Girl #2 - "It's her breath! (points at me)
Both girls in unison as they wave their hands in front of their nose: "Peeee Ewwww!"
(In my defense I was sucking on a mint!)
I don't talk to my former sister in law anymore. Not because of that conversation, (long story), but basically she's just not a nice person. My son has recently told me that I make the best chocolate chip cookies. My mother will always be outspoken, I have learned to let it go from one ear out the other. My husband has been kissing my butt all week. And I no longer teach those two little girls, they moved!
So, have you had any interesting conversations that left your ego two sizes smaller?