Monday, April 20, 2009


Okay, so somebody did snap a photo of me opening MY Wii Fit. I must have missed it in all my excitement. Just so you know, I have attempted to exercise twice now, and am happy to say that I have dropped down to 51 in Wii years. Don't ask me how I did that, because I really have no clue. And yoga is so not my thing. It took three people to hold me up in some flamingo pose for what seemed like an hour--probably only a few seconds--so that I could unlock something or other. That would have made an interesting photo, but nobody got that shot---I'm quite sure this time because they were all holding me up. I'm sure everyone is burning tons of calories laughing at me.

I have yet another birthday story to share--not mine, but a birthday story nonetheless.

Last week I was having a pretty rotten day--no sense reliving it completely; I'll just share one of the highlights because--well, for no real reason other than I have a few photos to go along with the memory.

It seems that Maddie, a very cute kindergartener has an April birthday--I know, very, very good month for birthdays. Anyway, her mother shared with Nancy, the other gal in the office, that she was getting/had gotten a snake for her birthday. I did not hear this information first hand; I got my information from the horror-stricken Nancy. A snake? Who on earth would want a snake? I think a Wii Fit might even be better than a snake. To each his own.

While escorting Maddie to her vehicle at the end of the day, I said, "So, Maddie, I heard you got something pretty interesting for your birthday." To which she replied, "I don't know." That should have been my first clue. Hello! I don't know means I don't know. Obviously, if someone had ALREADY been given a snake, she certainly would have known it.

I did not take the not-so-subtle hint. I asked, "Didn't you get a snake?" To which she looked confused and replied, "No." This is where I would have hit myself in the head or thrown myself in front of a moving vehicle--if only I didn't have an entire school full of students to load into their vehicles--which I can do in four minutes if you care to know--as long as people don't try to help me. I mean, I recognize the vehicle, call the student's name, wave and smile periodically, and get those kids in the car and off the property in four minutes! Forget it.

I then said something stupid like, "Oh, maybe that was somebody else. Maybe I got one for my birthday." She looked at me kind of weird like. I tried to break the news to her mother, but she was yik-yakking on the phone and just gave me a wave. Off she went. I felt sick.

As soon as I could, I called her mom to apologize for ruining the big surprise. She was so gracious. All she said was, "It's all good. Don't worry. It's all good." I since realize that people say that when they are trying to convince themselves. Obviously, it was not all good.

Come Friday morning, a very excited Maddie jumped from the car and exclaimed, "Guess what, Mrs. V.? You were right! I did get a snake!" I looked super surprised and said, "Really? What did you name it?" "Princess," she replied matter-of-factly. Dan and I cracked up. She didn't think it was funny.
Princess came to school

in her snazzy bag

much to the teacher's dismay

and Maddie's delight

I'm almost convinced that she is better than a Wii Fit.

1 comment:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I would like to hear what you think of your new WII fit. I have heard it can be brutal when it comments to you. I am anxious to see if you like it and use it a lot. Happy belated birthday. Jackie