Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Totally Awkward Tuesday: Bloggy Playdate Gone Awry

Remember that playdate that ended in playdoh boogers getting blown all over Ann Rants' kitchen? Well, first go read that, if you haven't before.... I'll wait right here. *whistle, whistle* (Braja whistles when she doesn't have anything say, btw; you might've seen her leave it as a comment on your blog someday and said "what the heck does THAT mean??" but now you know. :)

The playdate was hoot; Ann and I talked all things blog, kids, marriage, and mid-life crisis. Interspersed with a delicious salad and loads of laughter.

After my boys destroyed her kitchen with the playdoh, it was time to hightail it out of there as quickly as possible make a graceful exit.

Gabbing away, a mile a minute, I am stuffing the Animal into his coat, scanning the area for his boots, hats, mittens, etc., as Ann rounds the corner to help me collect stuff and get me out of the house say goodbye.

She stops and I swear to God that one of her eyebrows lifted about 3/4 of an inch higher than the other. She folds her arms across her chest and raises her chin at me while looking at the Animal. She says, "Um, Amy...."

I look down at the Animal. Only it ISN'T the Animal. It is Ann's Two-Year-Old that I have manhandled into my toddler's outerwear!!

I howl, "OH No I didn't!!!" As Ann doubles over simultaneously laughing and cradling her almost-absconded-with-Precious.

I really do need to pay attention better when I'm flapping my gums. I mean I almost kidnapped my friend's kid! ;-) Awkward!

Thank you to Tovah Darling for hosting the fab Totally Awkward Tuesday! (Why more people aren't getting into this Mr. Linky that she hosts is a mystery to me!!) Go join in the fun of self-deprecation at its finest!!

30 comments:

  1. First? Like, ever??!!

    OH THANK YOU for exposing me...:))) OK so now everyone knows I whistle when I'm speechless. At least I show up. Does that count for something? Does it?

    And you got the WRONG CHILD???! Jesus I'm still laughing....

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  2. Oh Amy! That is too funny!! :-D

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  3. And the look on Just-two's face..."somebody.help.me?" Braja sent me over to LOL which I did. Quite loud actually. Thank goodness you've provided me with a wide array of emoticons to express myself aptly. :-D

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  4. Oh that is HILARIOUS!

    Maybe you were just hoping to get the non-donut-stealing model?

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  5. It could have been worse. You could have driven all the way home!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

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  6. This is too funny! I can just imagine doing that! And what do I do with those smiley faces down there? Pick one to express how I felt about this post? OK -- I pick :-D

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  7. That is a hoot! Would have been even funnier if she didn't stop you until you were out the door. But maybe you would have realized the mixup before then. Maybe??? =-X

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  8. Funny. At least it seemed you loved her kid just as much as yours to mistake them for each other!!? Right? She should TOTALLY take it as a compliment.

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  9. Oh my goodness! That is so funny!

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  10. Nicole @ Sanity Check11:40 AM, February 17, 2009

    I did that once....I was at a school function and there were little kids everywhere. There was a table filled with cookies and as I was talking to a friend I saw out of the corner of my eye a little hand reach for the cookies and I scolded them for taking one. When I looked down it wasn't my child and this poor little girl was almost in tears! Pay attention mom!!!

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  11. I have done the same thing. It sucks to admit it. I have also left one of my own without knowing it. My friend called just as I was getting on the freeway, "did you know Hunter is still here?" What can I say to that. Either yes or no makes me look nuts! I was mortified!

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  12. Oh, my. That is pretty crazy. Good think you guys seem to be good friends, or else she could have thought you were trying to trade children.

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  13. Ann must like her Precious if she didn't let you sneak out with the little one! I don't know if I'd have mentioned it... probably depends on the day. :)

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  14. Ann must like her Precious if she didn't let you sneak out with the little one! I don't know if I'd have mentioned it... probably depends on the day. :)

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  15. That is so hilarious!
    Awesome Awkward Tuesday post!

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  16. Tony@thatoneparticualarharbor2:40 PM, February 17, 2009

    That is too funny. That is a total the grass is greener on the other side moment. I will go support TD right now.

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  17. Showing up ALWAYS counts for something. :)

    We both laughed pretty hard about this. I still can't believe I got him into a coat without ever actually looking at him!


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  18. Better luck next time, huh? :D

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  19. Your poor child. If he was a child of the cornflakes, what would he have chastised me with?? Yikes!

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  20. I was hoping to discreetly trade-up, but I got caught!

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  21. Poor Just-Two would've lost it if I had tried to wrestle him out the door.

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  22. The emoticons are quickly becoming my new best friends. Doh! :-E

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  23. God, I hope I would've caught it by then. He hadn't made a peep the whole time I was dressing him!

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  24. Well,.... a compliment might be a stretch. I think it just cemented the fact that I am totally absent-minded and walking around with my head up my a**! :)

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  25. Perhaps "lay off the bottle, lady, its only noon" HA.

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  26. Shut UP! You did not! Ahahaha! Definite howl-worthy. 8-)

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  27. OMG Amy! Why didn't you stay to help her clean up her kitchen??? LOL!

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  28. Whoops! Could happen to anyone!
    Was there wine at this playdate?

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  29. OK so you're usually super duper funny as is Ann and Lilly, but SERIOUSLY I've read the 3 of you successively tonight and I am dying of laughter over here!

    I was once standing in line with my daughter when she was little...maybe 6 or 7. She kept wandering off to look at Archie comics or something and I would grab her jacket and pull her towards me. After 3 times of doing this, I totally lost my cool and grabbed her jacket and yanked with all my might landing her SMACK in front of me with a very loud, "I SAID stay here with me."

    Yeah.

    You know that kid standing in front of me was NOT my child! The kid's mom was shooting me a look to kill and just said, "Yeah...I'd want to punch me too!" She laughed (thank God!) and our children have been friends ever since!

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  30. Oooh! YOU should be doing TAT, too. I think you may win with that story!! ;-) I got a great LOL out of you yanking her and then telling her mom that you'd want to punch you, too! So funny.

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