Thursday

A Block Off the Old Chip

My daughter's birthday is tomorrow. I gave her a blog.


She loves to write, got a new camera for Christmas and has been begging for months.

It's private and for family only.

But. Y'all. I just had (with her permission, of course) to share her first post she wrote (allbyherself, she even uploaded the picture and published without help). It is hilarious. And not just because I said so. Read for yourself:


My Most Embarrassing Moment

Before I begin one of the most embarrassing moments of my life,
I just wanted to acknowledge one thing: I bet you have NEVER had an experience like mine!

The story starts out at a normal afternoon in my science teacher's class. We happened to be playing a math game that you have to stand up and move around a little bit. So I stood up to participate and the game actually was a lot more fun than what it looked like.

Well unfortunately for me, whenever I play a game like this, I get really excited. After about 15 minutes, I got really into the game. I opened my mouth to say something and my retainer/expander flew out on to my neighbors desk.

The second unfortunate thing for me, was that my neighbor was a BOY!!!!!!!!

When it landed on his desk, he touched it and said loudly, "What is that?" He realized it was my mouth piece . He zoomed out of his seat to the nearest sink. The third unfortunate thing for me, was that he was screaming, " Eww eww eww " the whole way.

To this day that boy still has issues.



What would you do if THAT flew onto your desk?
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I don't know who she gets her sense of humor from.



56 comments:

--Amie-- said...

How FUNNY!!! And I can imagine how mortifying for her!!! GREAT JOB!!!

Robin said...

That is great! I think she takes after her mother. I can't wait until she grows up and we can all read her blog!

mandiegirl said...

How cute! Love it! :)

Christy said...

She is certainly your daughter - that was funny and wonderfully written. So glad you shared!

heather said...

Love this post!!! When she gets old enough to go public, I definitely want to be a follower...that post cracked me up!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I bet her posts will provide lots of entertainment for your family! Two thumbs up!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a fabulous writer! I love it:)

everydayMOM said...

Hilarious! Poor girl... Great writing for such a young person!

I want to give my son a blog soon, too.

The Halbert Home said...

I love that last line...hahaha!

Alex Hall said...

You must be so proud! That was great. A quite enjoyable read.

Dawn said...

I think the best part of her post is that she thinks HE has the issues! What a girl!!

You should be proud, mama!

Southern Gal said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, eh? Good job.

Tonia said...

Her "voice" is so much like yours. She has a great amount of talent & I'm sure your family loves it.

CJ said...

I am all kinds of impressed! And the next generation is born!!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Oh, too funny! How wonderful that she has a blog (and good for you making it private -the internet is fun and useful but also very dangerous!!!)
She did a great job with her story (poor girl!) LOL

(PS, It's my birthday tomorrow; such a fabulous day!)

Angela said...

I love it! I also love that your daughter is blogging. What a great way to nurture a child's love of learning, without it feeling like school work! I wish people were blogging when I was younger!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Great writing! She DOES take after her mother!!!

The Hunter's Wife said...

Poor thing. That was very cute! But I'm sure not at the time it happened.

Congrats to her and her new blog!

Lori said...

That's awesome! She's going to have great fun with her blog. What a great gift!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ha! That is hilarious and I can imagine how that would be mortifying to a girl her age!

I have a 10 year old boy and he would find this hilarious too, I'll let him read it when he gets home. I'm sure he'll crack up.

She needs to write a book!

Great job!!! My son has a blog (website) too and it is so fun for him!

Malia said...

OK, the fact that she all capped the "THAT" at the end is just awesome. She rocks!

Rachel @Life In #3 said...

Oh my goodness that is sooooo funny! Haha, spoken with so much truth, lol. Your daughter does indeed, rock.

Emily said...

As an elementary teacher, my first thought was "great writing for a ten year old!" and as a someone who has had her share of embarrassing moments I thought "I feel your pain!" ha!

In fact, I wrote up a few of my worst a few months ago.

You (and she) might get a kick out of knowing there's someone else out there:
http://www.thepilotswife.org/2009/06/10-on-10th-accidents.html

Heather said...

I feel for her, but I totally understand the reaction of the boy!

Lynn said...

That is HILARIOUS! I love her writing style. I literally laughed out loud.

rachelizabeth said...

She's a great writer! That was too funny. My favorite part? "That boy still has issues". That just cracked me up! Way to go!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

How funny... for us! I bet you were mortified! So glad that you found the funny in it and can laugh about it now. Good luck with your blog!

Lori.... said...

Too funny! She did a great job!

My 12 yo dd really wants a blog, but I'm not sure how to set it up to be private, so she will wait.

pk @ Room Remix said...

That is hilarious! Looks like she inherited her mom's gift for captivating her audience. :-)

Catherine B said...

She is too funny! I love that you are embracing her desire to write and who better to teach her the ropes~ Can't wait to read more from her in the years to come.

pendy said...

Love it...she's got a wit, doesn't she?

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

How fun that mother and daughter share a passion for humor and writing! And I love that your letting her grow her writing style by giving her a blog. This was a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Traci said...

What a writer you have there! She has a bright future ahead if she keeps it up. :D
I read this out loud to my family and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing this, I really needed a pick-me-up!
(wipes away tears of laughter)

Sandra said...

Super cute and funny post...tell her to never stop writing down her experiences...good and bad.

Lady Pamela said...

Please give your daughter a hug from me and tell her she did a wonderful job.

Isabella said...

She did a wonderful job.

Skooks said...

Ha ha ha! I love it!

Nancy said...

I see a mother/daughter book in your future! Tell her to keep up the good work. She's a stitch!

Abbie said...

I love it!!

Janeen from PA said...

LOL LOL LOL !!!!!! That is so awesome !!! She is a talented writer just like her mom. Hope you get permission to post a few more of hers now and then. Tell her she already has a huge fan base. :-)

Stephanie said...

That is fantastic. It sounds like she took it right in stride... she's a wonderful writer.

Young Wife said...

What a great post! She's quite an entertaining writer.

Beth said...

She is great! I would love to read her blog, but of course, safety is very important. But this is definitely a member of THAT family!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL...oh those naughty orthodontic devices!!!

That truly has never happened to me, but it sounds like something that might have! :)

Jenna said...

She is AH-MAE-ZING! ;) Her blogging future is incredibly bright!!!!

Jenna said...

She is AH-MAE-ZING! ;) Her blogging future is incredibly bright!!!!

Carrie said...

That is SO funny...sounds JUST LIKE something you might post here....
THanks for sharing! I hope she has great fun with her blog....and that is a great idea!
C~

Mela Kamin said...

that is hilarious ... what a funny, talented girl! This is a great idea for my 10 yo - loves to write as well and with a Dad as a photographer, she's bound to have learned something about taking pictures ... could be really cool. Will let you know how it goes.

Tiffany said...

Aww, lol - she is such a great writer! What a talented young lady!

Tiff said...

I love it! Way too cute!!

Gina said...

That is impressive, I gotta say. Not only is her writing exceptional, but her humor and timing...wow!!

Leslie said...

That is hysterical! She is already such a talented writer! It's great that she has so much confidence in herself that she can reflect upon an experience like that and laugh :) at her age, it would have certainly taken me awhile to recover from that!

Team Pipkin said...

oh that is the sweetest thing ever. I love how she put "THAT" in caps...just like her momma:-)

Julie From Inmates said...

Oh. My. Word. How funny. The funniest thing about the post is the last line that says something like "What woud you do if THAT flew..." Because you know, she is part of THAT family. =)

Carla said...

That was wonderful! I read it outloud and showed the pic to my husband and my 8 and 12 year old children! Its so great that you are encouraging her creativity.

Jar Full of Rocks said...

When I was in the 5th grade (I'm 30 now just to give you a time frame), I had braces. With those braces came these teeny tiny little rubber bands that went from the very back of my mouth to the front of my mouth. I think they were used to correct an overbite. I had just moved to a new school and was still trying to make friends and learn some things that the kids in my class already knew, but I hadn't learned yet in my other school. One day we were learning about diagramming sentences, I yawned and one of the rubber bands broke and flew through the air and landed AND STUCK to the chalk board...right next to where the teacher was writing on the board. I wanted to melt through the chair and into the floor. I had to explain what happened in front of the entire class and thankfully the teacher understood what happened, but it was one of the most embarrassing things that has ever happened to me. With 'mouth hardware' (as I call them) comes some embarrassment, but oh how she will LOVE her gorgeous teeth when it is all said and done!