Showing Off Runs in the Family

Me:  Hey, do you mind when I come over and say hi to you when I see you at school?  I don’t want to embarrass you in front of your friends, or anything.  I mean, I know you’re in 5th grade and the whole friend thing is important.

Dimples:  I don’t mind.  I kind of like showing you off.

Well, that kind of made my day.  Being brand new to this whole “teaching at my daughter’s school” thing has made me a bit wary of violating her space – particularly when she races ahead of me into the school in the mornings instead of walking by my side.  Her excuse, “My tennis shoes are so light that I just have to run.”  My interpretation, “I can’t be seen hanging around my mommy.”

She doubled the whammy by informing me the next day with a proud grin on her face, “My teacher says that I look like you.”

That almost erased the comment from a Kindergartner I’d received earlier that day when he looked at my photo badge.  “You were younger when you took that picture, weren’t you?”  And his next question, after examining it more carefully, “How much younger?”

I tried to console myself that everyone is younger in their pictures – even if they were just taken 5 seconds ago – but it took the ego boosts from Dimples to turn my day back around.

Before the next Kindergartner slays me with another brutally honest comment (thank goodness none of them witnessed my wardrobe malfunction on the first day), I’ve decided it’s time to do another roundup of Awards-Recently-Added-to-My-Awards-Shelf just to let everyone know that some people seem to appreciate the not-so-young Mrs. Cap’n Firepants.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award from She Can’t Be Serious

Reader’s Appreciation Award (hand-drawn!!!!) from Miranda Gargasz at Scattering Moments

Strong Person Award from Aja at Writing and Recovering

I Loves my Bloggie Furriends Award from Chancy and Mumsy

The Sensual Blogger Award from Anon Con at Consciously Anonymous

The only ones that I still need to pass on are the Sensual Blogger Award and the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  Since I am passive aggressive, in addition to all of my other admirable traits, and never really follow the rules of Blog Awards, and there are too many female bloggers that I LOVE to choose from, I’ve decided to pass these both on to A MAN!!!!!!  Yes, Guapola, you’ve been tapped as a Sensual Member of the Sisterhood.  Here is your award, and I hope you do a little dance and Show ’em Off!!!!!



Posted on September 1, 2012, in Blogging, Dimples, Family, Humor and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. EGAD!!!
    Thank you so much!
    Generally, I think there is such a thing as coincidence, but in this case, it must have been cosmic synchronicity that got me out of bed this morning to shave my legs.

    I’m going to have to think long and hard on a proper acceptance of these honors.
    Fortunately, I’ll have plenty of time to think this afternoon while I get my Brazilian waxing for the fall season.

    In all seriousness, thanks so much,! I never ever dreamed I would win these.
    You honor me, whatimeant2say, and I can’t think of a cooler place to be than in your company.
    And Dimples has it absolutely right – definitely worth showing off!

  2. Oh my…I like that you live on the edge. Giving this award to a guy…and when you say show ’em off? If this means the removal of clothing of any kind…we’ll SO be there. 🙂

  3. Chin up, it could be worse regarding how much younger you looked in the picture. At Back to School Night Thursday I had a parent ask me if I remembered teaching “Bobby”. I said yes, and she replied, “That’s my oldest son and he’s 34 now.” I felt each and every wrinkle on my still young looking face grow a little deeper!

  4. I cannot think of a better, more deserving person for the Sensual Member of the Sisterhood award than Mr.GuapolaToes!

  5. when do you guys get out you’re so early starting school! I think all daughters look like their mothers. I look like my mom. Kindergartners have no filter, it’s cute but not always in our favor.

  6. Oh man. I had forgotten my own name. Recently I had been using it as ‘Anon Con’. Thanks for reminding me. I guess it is high time to choose a friendlier name. :-/

    And I love the awesome comments by El Guapo here. Now I would finally get around to check his blog too!

  7. Congratulations to you and Guap.

    I have to tell you though, when I saw the title of this post, I thought it said “showing off THE runs in the family”. I didn’t know if you were talking about pantyhose, or bowel malfunctions, but I am so glad it was a good type of run.

  8. Well, I’m saving my discussion of the runs for my Pity Party post. I’m not quite there yet…

  9. Oh isn’t Dimples adorable!

  10. It is a wonderful thing when your daughter, who never wants to be around you, reaches out with an unexpected motion of love.

  11. LOL…. wow.. those kiddies can say some of the most off the wall things…. next time reply that it was taken at your other job where you are a world famous actress who makes tons of money so you can spend time teaching kids to be smart! That will throw him….

    • See, I was thinking that I should have told him that it wasn’t really my i.d. – that I stole it so I could pose as a teacher and that I’m really a witch trying to find tasty kids to put in my oven. That probably wouldn’t go over too well, though…

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