Sunday, March 27, 2011

Boozing it up.

This week is your LAST chance to win a copy of The List, and like the other weeks, it just requires a comment on this blog post today. Throw your name in the hat, yo.


Other winners are announced at the end of this blog post.


For those of you who aren't my Facebook friends, here's a true story from today that took exactly fifteen minutes to become legendary.


On my way into Relief Society, I had no less than three primary teachers stop me to tell me the same story. Apparently, during Sharing Time, the counselor in charge was telling a story that involved beer and how it's bad for you. And sweet, precious three-year-old Grant decided for the first time ever that he would pay attention and participate. "My daddy has beer at the lake!" Apparently, he shouted this with great enthusiasm and volume for the whole primary to hear. The counselor moved quickly to her next point.


In the car on the way home, I asked Grant why he said Daddy had a beer. After a little digging, Grant explained to his very dense parents that he was talking about "beards." Daddy has a beard at the lake. He has no idea what a beer is but he is fairly sure we don't listen too well.


I'm glad Grant isn't under the impression that his dad drinks beer. But it doesn't matter. Kenny is now the ward alcoholic anyway.


Now, if you'll all take a deep breath with me, it's time to head over to DeNae's blog to see her review of The List. This should be interesting . . . and without question, HILARIOUS. Go. I think. Then come back and tell me if I should go, too. 


Winners of last week's giveaways: Melinda won The List, Charrette won the Louisa May Alcott quote, and Patty Ann won naming rights. Congratulations!

46 comments:

Heather Richardson said...

Hi Lady of The List - just came home from down under this morning so still in a bit of a fog, and trying hard to catch up on all things blogging and otherwise. Looks like I missed some good stuff but would be completely happy to win a copy of the book!! I think I'm doing this right, jet lag notwithstanding. I don't know if you've addressed this elsewhere but if I purchase copies of the book are you willing to autograph?
Thanks and goodnight!

LisAway said...

Don't all dads have beers at the lake? I thought that was the norm.

Andrea said...

Kids do that sort of thing all the time. My friend's daughter was very vocal about her mommy being mean, another child piped up about her mom smoking. Primary is so entertaining.

PS-I really want to win your book! I almost bought it last week, but I kept thinking maybe I'd win your giveaway. I guess I can think that for one more week. ;)

Carolyn V said...

LOL! That is too funny.

Tori said...

I am almost afraid to not be serving in primary to censor my children =) The review is good!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, he sure is knowledgeable about the gay lifestyle and beards.

Susan said...

HAHAHA. That's awesome. Grant sounds like a ball of fire.

Patty Ann is a fantastic name to get to use in a story!

Booklady said...

I work in an elementary school, so I hear all sorts of things from kids - good, bad, funny and not so funny. On the funny days I often consider writing a book about all the funny things they say - like the young child that came to the library to get the lemonade for her teacher (she was looking for the laminating). Just read your friend's review. If The List wasn't already on my wish list, it would be now. If I'm lucky enough to win a copy, will you sign it?

Sarah said...

My nephew likes to inform the babysitters about how if he gets in trouble he gets spankings... yeah, that one goes over well with his parents!

Vivian said...

Kids Kids Kids...so adorable! Hope I win this time :)

Becca said...

My kids' favorite thing to sing, loud and clear, in Primary was "Has given me an earthly home with parents kind of weird." I choose not to be offended.

Melinda said...

YAY! Gosh I am still so excited!! What a good email to wake up to this morning!! :D

Denae was hilarious as usual. :D

Kids really do know how to make you look bad, its worse when what they're saying is true though don't you think? Like when my daughter told my mom how I said a bad word. Yeah, gotta love 'em. :D

:D Sorry can't wipe this grin off my face...

L.T. Elliot said...

Beer. Beard. Close enough. ;)

Congrats to winners! Off to see DeNae's post!

That Girl said...

Am I too late?

Charlotte said...

That is the best primary story I've heard in a long time. Got to love how kids think (and interpret).

I had a kid in Sunbeams say the same thing, only she wasn't kidding. Talk about awkward!

desere said...

WHEN I win from my dear friend....(;p) would you be so kind pen a few thoughts and scratch a signature into it? Puh-leaz and Tank ooo.

Stephanie Black said...

Love the beer/beard story. Oh wow, the things that come out of kids' mouths.

Maggie said...

Wow too funny!

Karen Peterson said...

I saw this on Facebook, but am so glad to hear the whole story. Hilarious!

And, yes, you should read DeNae's review. Although I'm pretty sure by now you already have. :-)

Dan and Cat said...

That is hilarious!! I can only imagine what my lovelies announce in Primary... Can't wait to read your book. :)

Erin said...

Being in Primary is always exciting. You learn many things about many families that you never knew before (the fact that these items may not be true is only a side note).

Kimberly said...

I'm going to be giggling about Grant's comment for the rest of the day. Bwahahahah! Love it!

Laura Bullock said...

I can't remember if I posted a comment yesterday or not. If I did sorry.

Baak Talk said...

Let me tell you that there are NO secrets in primary! We primary leaders get the REAL picture of what the home life is all about from your sweet, HONEST little children!! (trust me, that's not the worst I've ever heard... but provided me with a good giggle for the day! Picture, kenny with beer dribbling down his beard! NOT!)
PS.... PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!

jenn said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
jenn said...

Gimme! Everyone is saying how great it is and I can't wait to read it too. BTW, thanks for the tip on the mango for the green smoothies, enjoying one right now, delicious!

Rebecca said...

I love these stories! My oldest two didn't come up with much...they, like me, lack the imagination gene. My 3rd however, is a whole different ballgame. Sunbeams has been fun and riddled with potentially embarrassing situations!

Kent and Krista Stevenson said...

i can totally picture grant saying that!

Andrew & Sarah Clawson said...

GIVE IT TO ME! Does that suffice? :-)

Melissa and Jason said...

Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Michelle said...

oh i want a copy! pick me pick me!!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I want it! Pick me!!:D

jannetteballack said...

I want it!! Gimme!!

Jessica B said...

So here is my final attempt at winning a copy of your book. I had to smile at the beer comment -- we've definiely had something similar happen with our youngest. funny :)

The Lovely One said...

eh. Beer.... beard.... same thing!

I really REALLY want to win a copy of your book. I think I've said that before but you must not have heard. Really. Really.

Stacey Lyn Tippetts said...

Your book sounds great and I'd love to read it!

Becky M said...

Third time WASN'T a charm, how about #4? I'd love to win your book! But I'll get it even if I hafta pay out!

HeatherM said...

Melanie,
I am excited to see you Sat. Double Whammy! Parties all around. Congrats on all the book signings... it sounds like everything is going very well!

Michelle said...

There are not a lot of secrets with the youth either. Get a couple of YW in the car driving to a stake dance and they forget you're even there.... Oh, the things you hear.

kathee said...

yo!

Andrew & Sarah Clawson said...

GIMME!!! I WANT IT! I WANT IT NOW!!

Brenda said...

Ok, here goes.....

Anna said...

This is a book I'm very interested in reading, but money is VERY tight right now. I'll enter. :)

val of the south said...

Yo ;)

Jaime said...

Please please please pick me pick ME!!!! LOL I would really love it. :)

Emily said...

Cheers to Kenny! :)