Sunday, April 26, 2009

The One In Wich My Daughter Tells It Like It Is

Jarrod wants me to sing a song with him at church in a few weeks. It is a beautiful song and I LOVE singing with Jarrod. I am a bit apprehensive though. My last attempt at public singing was a wreck. With me freaking out a few notes into it and for the rest of the song singing Jarrod's harmony part along with him. It was at my sister-in-laws wedding of all places… sorry Laurel.

After quickly realizing that my vow to never look another sole in the face ever again was going to be somewhat of a challenge, I resolved to never sing in public again. That would have to do.

But then Jarrod asked so sweetly and there were the beautiful brown puppy dog eyes, and oh, what’s a girl to do. Besides it really is such a fabulous song. I told him as long as we could practice a lot, and I mean a whole, whole, singing it in your sleep, lot, I would maybe think about considering singing with him at church.

So family trips in the car now consist of one song being played over and over again as Jarrod helps me struggle through my part. Today was no exception. But you know kids; we had not yet pulled out of the garage before the requests began. My precious daughter, who will now and forever be known for her blunt honesty asked, “Daddy, can we listen to that song that mommy can’t sing?”

Jarrod, bless his heart, tried to suppress his smile and said, “I’m not sure if this is the one she is talking about but we’ll see.”

He scanned through the tracks, our song began, and Elyse smiled contentedly. “Yes, that one!” Thanks Elyse

Darn my husband with his beautiful brown manipulative eyes, and his overpowering flattery, would you believe I am still considering singing in public with him in a few weeks?

I am also considering making a slide show of the pictures of Elyse sitting on the potty at two years old looking through a magazine and showing it at her senior prom.


  1. Hahahaha! Payback time! I remember when a little girl told one of the elders at the church I was currently pastoring, "My mommy and daddy touch tongues". Grandkids are God's way of allowing parents to get even with their kids. You go, Elyse! Next up, Isaiah.


  2. The slide show sounds like a great idea! :-)

    That is so funny. Your kids now have your sense of humor I guess.

  3. I like the slideshow idea.

    So I'm wondering what's going on with my Google Reader. I check it everyday and none of your new posts have shown up. I finally decided to pop over here since you commented on my blog. Sorry I haven't been here sooner. Going to check my Reader now...

  4. I figured it out. I had your wordpress address in my Reader. I'm guessing you aren't using that anymore. Problem solved.

  5. I have no idea what you are talking about... you sang beautifully at my wedding. I wouldn't go back and change a thing!


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