She Said…

Katie: My friend ____ has a Phanatic pillow pet.

Me: Cool. We should totally get one of those Phillies Phanatic pillow pets we saw at Bed, Bath and Beyond for Dad’s birthday!

Katie: Um, that’s what I said she had!

Me: Oh! I thought you said “banana pillow pet” and I just played along because I didn’t want you to think I was stupid.

Katie: That ship has already sailed, Mom.


Katie: I’m texting with _____ and he wants to take me out on Saturday.

Me: I won’t be here, but he needs to come in and meet Dad before you go anywhere.

Katie: I texted him and said he has to come in and meet Dad and he’s a little concerned. I told him not to worry. I said, “My dad might look scary but he’s really a big teddy bear.” What else should I say?

Me: Tell him,”at least that’s what his prison mates called him.”

Katie: HA!! I’m totally saying that! [texting] He said, “Really??”

Me: Say, “Not really. They didn’t call him that at all.”


  1. Lyn on September 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Chuckle! You two are funny!

    I love the relationship you have with her. Treasure it! I’m still enjoying mine with my daughter, and she’s all growed up, in her 40s!

  2. gretchen on September 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Love it! Humor is so good for connecting and disciplining at the same time.

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