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You Had To Be There

I Laughed So Hard I Wiped Out

Princess and I went to Breckenridge this past Saturday  – Hubby stayed home with Dude because he didn’t feel well that morning :-( We met Queen Taunya, our friend Betta, and her coworker Eddie from California for a day on the slopes. We had a GREAT time. It was pretty chilly with the wind and driving snow – first time in a long time we’ve had cold fingers and toes up there . . . but we still had a good time.

Princess was particularly happy because Mr. Eddie skis and he can ski fast, so she followed him around all day. We just are not fast enough for her 😉 The last 3 runs of the day, they went off the run a bit to try out “the bumps” – Princess thought the moguls were fun! At the top of the run, she and Mr. Eddie would take off and bullet down the mountain until they got to the part with the moguls. Then they slowed down while Eddie showed Princess how to do the moguls – which gave me time to catch up :-) Betta and I would hang out and watch her do these little moguls that swallowed up all 44 inches and 44 pounds of her Pink Power! After they came out, Betta and I were cheering and happy for them – and they were off – cruising down the mountain while we stood there celebrating for them 😉

On the very last run of the day, it was just Me, Princess, and Mr. Eddie. They did their moguls, and I told them to take a different trail down to the bottom, so they followed me to the trail. Then they were off! The trail slopes to the side and has some large rolling hills on it – it’s tons of fun! Then it shoots you out to the main trail – a straight line to the lift. At the top of the last big hill, I saw this flash of pink straighten out her wedge and heard her squeal like nothing you’ve ever heard! Apparently she was mad that Mr. Eddie was quite a ways ahead of her . . . so she did 3 HUGE air poles to go faster (she doesn’t have real poles) and scrunched down into the smallest little ball she could get into to try to catch up with Mr. Eddie. I’m cruising down the hill behind her as this little ball of pink goes FLYING down the mountain screaming “Miiiisstterrrrrrr Eddddiiiiieeeee! Heeeeeeere I coooooooome!!!”

I just about DIED laughing! Literally – I wasn’t paying attention to my own boarding self and hit a bump I didn’t see and totally bit it! But damn – that image will be burned into my eyeballs forever . . . it was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and I’m STILL giggling about it!

I Guess You Had To Be There – Did She Just Have a Stroke?

I read this post at We Are THAT Family and ended up in fits of giggles all by myself over a memory I have. I’m giggling now just thinking about typing about it!

Way back before I had kids, QT and I were taking classes toward a Masters in Corporate Communication degree. 3 days a week we left work early and drove to Denver for night classes. We always had a GREAT time! One of our professors was a funny little lady . . . funny “goofy weird” – not funny “ha ha” . . . her name was Judith. She had a habit of teaching the most boring class on the planet, had added “Dr.” on her checks in the hopes that people might take her more seriously, and would change topic mid-sentence without a blink of her eye.

One particular evening, QT and I were sitting at a round table with 5 other students. Judith was going on and on about something terribly important having to do with surveys blah blah blah. We were all listening intently doodling, when the talking stops. After a couple seconds, we look up to see Judith standing there frozen mid-sentence . . . we waited a couple more seconds. Then a few more seconds. Then QT said it . . . she looked at the rest of us at the table and whispered loudly “Did she just have a stroke?!?” We. All. LOST. It.! We looked at her and realized no, she did not have a stroke . . . she was just thinking. After about 20 more seconds (which seemed like an ETERNITY), Judith just picked up where she left off like nothing had happened. Kept right on talking mid-sentence.

Our entire table was overtaken with fits of suppressed giggling, everone’s shoulders heaving up and down while we tried to keep our laughter inside. At one point, Judith stopped talking, looked at us and said “What happened that’s so funny? Do I have something on my face?”

Oh. My. GAWD! That certainly did NOT help the situation. We told her no, she did not have something on her face, but we just couldn’t help it.

She let us all go to break early.

I still laugh uncontrollably every time I think about that – and when QT and I are together and talk about it, it’s like it just happened yesterday!

How about you? What’s your hilarious I guess you had to be there moment?