Monday, April 27, 2009

We were accosted by a pirate

Or maybe it was the other way around. No matter. I've got a great story. You remember a few weeks back when I posted this story about Millicent and a restaurant and certain overweight person. I can't go into further detail for fear of the comments!

Well she topped it. We were eating at IHOP, celebrating Kori finishing the 5th grade, early. We were trying to contain Asa in his high chair, which he hates. Reminding Kati to be grateful and not complain so much. (Kati is very pessimistic.) We were all shivering from the cold inside the restaurant and Kati actually had goosebumps all up and down her arm. The girls were eating crackers with Asa and everyone was waiting patiently on our food.

And who should bring our food, but a pirate? Not politically correct, huh? Okay, how about, a lady with an eye patch.

But you see, Millicent, seeing this lady with an eye patch, starts saying over and over...

"It's a pirate Mommy. Mommy, look, she's a pirate. Mommy, a pirate."

And she meant it! She was completely filled with glee. She wasn't being mean or naughty. She was happy to have found a pirate in IHOP.

Oh, and did I tell you, she's much more clear now. It actually sounded like, she's a pirate.

I was bustling plates around so I didn't notice the commotion. Jeff tried to distract her but he told me that she kept on...that would probably be due to the fact that I hadn't heard her and she was talking to me.

So the lady left and Jeff told me what happened. I asked Millicent about it and sure enough, she was really impressed with the pirate.

Never a dull moment around here. Gotta love her.


Lynda said...

What a cute story, but potentially embarassing, of course. Your Katie is a doll in her photo :)

Anonymous said...

At least on this one you didn't sing and laugh "THE LADY LOST AN EYE" on your drive back.

kel said...

NOw that lady should have played along and said "argh!" or something!!

Yara said...

hey anonymous
first of all, get a spine & show who you really are. (and I am pretty sure you will throw a fit because I wasn't nice. boohoo for you)
how do you know whether the lady at ihop lost an eye?
perhaps she had an eye infection in her otherwise perfectly good eye. or maybe she just likes to wear an eyepatch to work. or maybe she is training to go to Somalia & become a pirate.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Wow. The economy is so bad pirates need a second job. (cymbal crash)

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

Josie said...

that is WAY too funny! Kids say some funny stuff!

Josie said...

BTW- I read your fat post- people really get offended at the strangest things....

Beulah said...

Wow people got crazy over the fat post. I'm guessing the "anonymous" don't have children. If they had they would understand that sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crawling into a hole in shame! =)

My husband tries to get the kids to embarass me in public. I don't embarass easy on things like that, so it usually backfires and embarasses him! lol

I agree that she should have played along. She could have had a ton of fun with that! My friend's boys saw "Santa" at McD's one day. He played along and gave them a great memory! said...

Out of the mouths of babes :)

Lumous said...

I'm with Yara, grow up Anonymous!
If I had a penny for every time one of the three of my Autistic blessing said something "inappropriate" I would have been a millionaire long ago! Keep the humor stories coming!
Its adding humor relief to my day!

holly said...

I am with the majority...go away, anonymous. Why are you still reading here if you are so upset with Michelle? you have nothing better to do?

Oh, and I about spit my dr.pepper on the screen because of Amy's comment.

The eye patch person would really fit in at long john silver's. (cymbal's crash). Oh that mean? It WOULD just lend itself to the ambiance.

Michelle said...

Anon, who are you and what do you want? Just kidding, mostly. Introduce'll flamed less. Not that I'm flaming you, no, my friends are cause they love me and I'm pretty. I bet you are too.

We did sing...We are the pirates who don't do anything, we just sit around and watch Tv. Who's with me? Just kidding.

Kel...that is so funny. Jeff said the same thing.

Yara, you are my bestie.

Amy and Holly you had Jeff and I cracking up.

Thanks all!!! Good times.

Rachel said...

Oh My! The things kids say! My son encountered someone with no legs a few days ago and he can't stop talking about it.

Transparent Mama said...

Great story! I just found your blog and just love the name of it. Very clever.

Ellie-Jayne Designs said...

My daughters would have said the same thing and would have started asking the waitress questions. "Where's your bird?" "Where's your boat?" "Do you have a treasure chest?" "Is that your sword?" etc etc etc

Love the imagination on kiddos!

A little wave from a fellow SITSta.


Michelle said...

Ah yes, the dreaded legless man...I walk in front of Millicent and pray she doesnt see the legless man.

I thought I was clever picking the name. Thanks!

Ellie...LOL. that cracks me up!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey there - just found your blog and it's precious! Your kids are gorgeous, and I love your little Millicent's unfiltered perspective!

As for "Anonymous", I swear I'm not picking on you, but you should read a precious book Art Linkletter wrote a gajillion years ago called "Kids Say the Darnedest Things". The inappropriate observations they make aren't funny because they're mean, they're funny because little kids are so totally honest... and innocent. That's all Michelle was trying to illustrate.

I had a similar experience when MY daughter was 3. We were standing behind a large African American woman in the grocery store checkout when my little angel asked loudly, "Mommy, why is that lady so FAT? And she's BLACK, Mommy! She's the FATTEST, BLACKEST lady I ever saw!" As God is my witness, that dear woman turned around, winked at me, and ignoring my blustering apology, looked directly at my wide-eyed toddler and said, "Honey, you ain't never seen my momma! I come by it honest!"

That shared, I have to add this: I know it feels good to defend a friend's blog (and to be defended), but a group smack-down on a Christian-themed website? Come on, y'all. Isn't that a bit bully-ish, insensitive and - dare I say it - un-Christlike? I'm not pitching a fit, Yara, I'm just sayin'...

Michelle said...

A friend in Montgomery, I dont know who you are, but you are right.

And it's not the first time this week someone has reminded me that my attitude isnt lining up with His word. Thank you friends! See, I'm not perfect, I just think I am...kidding, kidding. I know who and what I am. I'm nothing without Christ.

It felt great to be defended and I liked it. It feels good to have friends. It also is fun to joke around and have a good time.

But I think maybe we should be more sensitive to our anon poster.

Please accept my apology for not stopping any comments that might have offended you. My friends were not trying to be rude, but just defending me and my family. That's why I love them.

Anon, please do introduce yourself. You'll find it a lot less likely for people to be rude when they know who you are.

We would like to get to know you better. And maybe if you unlurk you wont be upset with us anymore.

Start your own blog and write things that you think will upset us. Just kidding, mostly.

Forgiven? Let's start again.