Please, Just Take My Phone Away

June 18, 2013



What are you wearing
I probably just shouldn't text anymore.
It's the last week of school around here, thank goodness, and the end of the year festivities are firmly underway.  Last week, as I was circling all the important dates on my calendar, I was reminded of a story that took place a few years ago in my daughter's fourth grade classroom, on the last day of school.

Let's just say my behavior was not very becoming of a class mom ~ but it was funny and good for a laugh...at my expense.

Again.

My husband and I were friends for many years before we started dating and have always shared the same sense of humor. We get a kick out of making each other laugh and like most couples we have a lot of inside jokes ~ jokes are supposed to remain private, especially from the kids.

Well, that's the way it's supposed be, anyway.

One night, my husband and I were watching a movie and the male lead called his girlfriend and trying to be seductive, he said, "Hey, what are you wearing?"

We thought it was so cheesy and ridiculous, we just broke out laughing.

Who says that stuff??

It was a very funny moment, but quickly forgotten. Cut to a week later when I am giving a presentation, as a PTA volunteer, in front of the school board. My husband, the perpetual prankster, decided it would be hysterical to text me that same cheesy comment, "So, what are you wearing?"  Knowing what a professional air I was always trying to display at school, he was sure it would rattle me.

He knew that the phone would go off, everyone would hear it and watch me as I checked it (it could be the school nurse, after all!). Of course, being a very bad poker player, a hint of a smirk would give me away, the eyes of the entire room upon me, I would go red from ear to ear.

He wasn't wrong.

It was a bonus that the nosy woman sitting next to me glanced at my phone and gave me a raised eyebrow.

Great.

Thank you, hubby. Naturally, after the first time it happened, he thought it was very amusing and looked for every opportunity to embarrass me with this gag.

I blushed a lot that year.

Unavenged, June rolled around and as a class mom, I was at school helping out with a party. In between sack races and a quick text to my 6th grader, to make sure that she had arrived safely at a friend's house, I realized that my husband was in a huge business meeting. A suit and tie, do not disturb, big conference table type of meeting, it was the perfect time to exact my revenge.

I told the teacher that I needed to check my phone, as my twelve year old was alone with a friend. I abandoned my post at the water balloon toss for a quick minute, ducked into the classroom and texted my husband - "Hey, so what are you wearing?"

The answer was immediate.

Only it was not my husband who texted me back, it was my daughter who simply said, "My red sweater, why???"

Realizing what I had done, I could not control my laughter and I actually began to cry.

The teacher and the other parents came rushing over to ask if everything was ok, I had no choice but to explain exactly what had just happened. The rest of the party was basically shot, it was a ridiculous scene.

We were all laughing so hard, one mom had to excuse herself to use the ladies' room.

So much for being the consummate professional; a former teacher with a Master's Degree, I had left my group of nine year olds ill attended on the field, so I could go embarrass my husband, who was working and inadvertently sexted my middle-schooler instead.

Turns out, I don't need my husband to embarrass me, I'm pretty good at it all by myself.

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42 comments:

  1. Ridiculous!

    Beth

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    1. Yes it was, Beth. Like I said, not my finest parenting moment! ;)

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    2. au contraire! I think it was a FINE parenting moment! Quite fun. From several years away. lol!

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    3. From several years away...exactly, Nancy!

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  2. I love this post! My husband and I do stuff like that to each other all the time. We were best friends for a long time before we started dating as well. I think it's part of the reason we have so much fun together, not to mention endlessly support each other. Who better to go through life with than your true best friend?!

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    1. Agreed! It sounds like we are both lucky ladies!

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  3. Hysterical!! Love this blog. I have (too )often tested the wrong person the wrong message, but none as funny as this...

    Tracy

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    1. Thanks Tracy! Yeah, this one was pretty bad, but pretty funny! We still laugh about it!

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  4. Kim - I loved your embarrassing story :)

    Tammi

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    1. Thanks Tammi~ stick around, unfortunately for me, I've got a lot of them! ;)

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  5. Oh my! That is great! I 'love' getting mistaken calls from my kids, sons-in-law, and grandchildren! I love it when they get embarrassed...We could write a book - right?
    First time visiting your blog!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Becky Jane! Glad to know I'm not the only one with an uh-oh texting moment! :)

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  6. Funny, I so enjoyed your blog today. I would text my husband, but he doesn't get his texts. He has his phone on vibrate and half the time doesn't feel it. Vibrate, well anyway. Thanks for the laughs. :)

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    1. I think that is a guy thing, Mary! I could never turn my ringer off~ what if my kids needed me? Dads know that mom's got them covered! I'm glad you liked my story, makes the humiliation a bit more tolerable! :)

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  7. This is FABULOUS!!! I was cracking up the whole time...and you gave me some really good ideas to get even with my own Hubs....

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    1. You actually got me thinking~ I never did get revenge! ;) Thanks for popping by! Gotta go plot and plan!

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  8. This is a great story!! Sounds like you and your hubby have a great relationship!~~Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela! A good sense of humor definitely helps!

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  9. The couple that laughs together stays together and that you can cope with him trying to rattle you says alot.
    Carolyn

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    1. That is true, Carolyn! To be fair, I try to rattle him too! ;)

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  10. HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! That is hilarious! At least you weren't sexting...that would have been all sorts of uncomfortable for EVERYONE! HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

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    1. This is precisely why I don't do that! ;)

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  11. Thank god it was your naïve daughter and not her friend's dad or something?! This is too funny!

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    1. Haha! Oh my gosh, could you even imagine? I would definitely have had to move! :)

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  12. Uh Oh! It is good thing you only asked "what are you wearing?" Your hubby sounds very mischievous but he loves you! A very amusing post Kim M! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Yes, I am a really boring texter ~ risqué is not really my style...BUT if I had ever entertained any thoughts of it, I would have been completely cured by this little incident! ;)

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  13. Hilarious!!!! This was just the laugh I needed today. Thank you for cracking me up.

    My husband and I have a similar inside joke thing going on. One time he sent me a text while I was driving and since I'm a stickler for the rules, I asked my daughter to check it for me to see what he wanted. She threw the phone and gasped. Needless to say we don't play that game anymore!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Brandi!! I literally just spit out my pretzels I was laughing so hard!! Thank YOU for the laugh…now THAT is hysterical!

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    1. Happy to provide a hearty laugh, Carla!! :)

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  15. This is truly the story that keeps on giving... laughter! Love it!!!

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    1. Thanks Nancy...it is a funny story, no matter how many times you hear it!

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  16. Hysterical, actually. LOL LOL (and giving me a great idea to store away for future use.) ;)

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    1. Thanks Gwen! I can laugh at it now...and now that the kids are older and we have shared, they laugh too!

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  17. Catching up here...oh, between the sofa and this one ...too funny! :)

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    1. At least I didn't have to sew anything during this mishap, Deb! That's a plus! ;)

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  18. I'm laughing too ... great stuff !

    All the best Jan

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    1. Glad I could make you smile, Jan!

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  19. Oh how funny! I love this story and I am sure you both will get a kick out of it for many years to come, too cute!

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    1. It's even funnier now, Gigi. This one ages well! ;)

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