Monday, December 15, 2008

ultimate ice breaker

i was thinking about how great gar is at defusing an awkward situation. actually, he usually breaks the ice before anything has a chance to get uncomfortable - if he sees it even heading that direction. and he always chooses something unconventional to say.

thanksgiving dinner.
we were at gar's parents with his sister melissa, her hubby logan and baby miles.
there was also white nana and papa(referring of course to the color of their hair. years ago bailey realized she had 3 sets of nana's and papa's so she color coded them).
and gar's dad invited a really nice lady from work, joyce.

we were having regular dinner conversation about world events, movies, etc.. joyce asked the white nana and papa where they lived and what they liked to do. i guess gar felt things slowing, so he decided to interject.

from across the room, he says, ' nana and papa are drug dealers. ' we were all so surprised that the room exploded in laughter.

to which gar added, 'and papa's wanted in 9 countries.'

(i think papa may have laughed harder than anyone. i'm glad he can take a joke. the thought of the kind hearted, gentle yet manly papa even having a darker side, is outrageously funny.)


Melis said...

Oh shoot! That is so awesome, Ame!

I can picture the whole thing & I love it!

Jill said...

That is so great!! I love your site...all the Christmas decor :)

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Meredith said...

Oh my gosh. I can totally see that happening. And I would be there laughing my head off with the rest of ya! And probably laughing way longer and harder than is necessary...

Logan, Melissa, and Miles said...

I was actually surprised that Grandpa laughed as hard as he did. Which I think made the whole things even more funny.

Sam and Mandy said...

That's hilarious!!! I can hear Gramps' laugh now!!

linda said...

Hey Amy,
I sent your Christmas card but it came back, don't know if I wrote the address wrong. Can you send me your address again. Thanks a bunch.