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Aug 5

Friday Funnies

2005 at 8:08 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

This Friday Funny is lovingly dedicated to all the moms with kids in sports. (Thanks to Terry M. for letting us share this!)

About 5 1/2 years ago (1999/2000), I attended an away game at Sandy Spring for Covenant Life School’s JV basketball team. Ten minutes before the game, I decided to stop by the restroom. I found the ladies room easily enough—a small but sufficient 2-stall bathroom. I entered a stall, pulled my pants down around my knees and sat down to business. That very moment, the entire Sandy Spring JV boys basketball team flooded into the restroom. What was I to do? They were using this restroom for pre-game coaching, and I was trapped. This can’t be, my thoughts protested; they didn’t even mark the door. Suddenly, the walls to my stall seemed short, and the basketball players even taller than usual. Looking up, I could see the backs of heads of players who had not yet turned around, looked down and detected me. Options raced through my mind. I could draw my feet up, and hope no one looked under the door. But they were taller than the door; they would look over it if curiosity prompted them. If I were dead silent, I might go unnoticed. But that sounded like an empty hope. Besides, the more time passed, the more embarrassing the discovery would be. They might think I had been planted by the opposition team to steal game strategies. These and other outrageous thoughts whirled through my head. I was being ridiculous. They’d never believe I’m a spy; I’m a soccer mom, lost and wandering through basketball season. Paramount at the moment was getting my pants up before being found. Stealthily, I snatched up and latched my jeans and emerged, startling them all. I exited, muttering parental scolding about putting a sign on the door, and knocking. I might have heard a bashful apology from one of them, but was in too much of a hurry to acknowledge it. I have no other recollection of the game, but I’m sure the Covenant Life School Cougars beat the pants off Sandy Spring!

May the grace of God be with you this weekend!

Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle

Jul 29

Friday Funnies

2005 at 6:46 pm   |   by Kristin Chesemore Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies | Girltalkers

This week we thought we’d poke a little fun at ourselves.

Each year on vacation we try to take a picture to chronicle the growth of our family. With three boys two and under, this is no small feat. It took three separate photo shoots (with multiple pictures per shoot) before we finally came up with a picture worth a spot on Grandma’s mantle.

Given the challenge of getting five boys, our husbands, and ourselves cleaned up and looking presentable three different times, and the additional difficulty of getting all the boys happy at the same time, we weren’t exactly laughing during this process. Although we did manage to smile for the camera.

Here’s a picture from each shoot to give you an idea of the journey to Grandma’s mantle. The final picture is the winner!

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May God give you much grace, peace, and laughter this weekend!

Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle

Jul 22

Friday Funnies

2005 at 11:27 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

Every mom can relate to the mortifying experience of having her child misbehave at just the wrong time. However, few of us can probably relate to Jane Roberts, the wife of John Roberts—the man that President Bush nominated to the Supreme Court this week. Here’s what her son was doing while the president was speaking:

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This post comes to you with thanks to our very good friend Justin Taylor. He helped us start this blog and has provided invaluable advice and encouragement along the way. Thanks Justin!

See you Monday everyone!

Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle

Jul 15

Friday Funnies

2005 at 6:22 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

This story made me smile. I hope it makes you smile too!

“What Happened Here Today?”

One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his house. His three children were outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink. Breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened. He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?”

She again smiled and answered “You know every day when you come home from work and ask me what in the world I did today?”

“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.

She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”

May God give you abundant grace to enjoy Him and rejoice in the gospel this weekend!

Carolyn (for Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle)

Jul 8

Friday Funnies

2005 at 6:10 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

This week’s “Friday Funny” comes to us from Anne in Seattle, WA.

Anne’s husband Dave offered to serve her by going to the grocery store. He succeeded in finding all the items on her list except one: “Maxis with Wings.” Dave thought that “Maxis with Wings” must be some sort of chicken product. So he diligently searched the poultry section, scrutinizing all the labels. Unable to find what he was looking for, he finally asked for help from a couple of ladies standing nearby. Between fits of laughter they directed Dave to the feminine products aisle.

Thanks Anne—and Dave—for letting us share this story!

Have a tremendous weekend everyone!

Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle

Jul 2

Friday Funnies

2005 at 1:55 am   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

As we sign off each Friday, we want to send you into the weekend with a smile. Proverbs says, “A joyful heart is good medicine” (17:22).

To inaugurate this weekly post I want to tell you about a conversation between a mom (in our church) and her young daughter. The mom (who will remain anonymous) submitted this story in response to the question, “What is the funniest thing your child has ever said?” Here’s her reply:

“My daughter and I were passing by a well-known lingerie store in the mall. Upon seeing a picture of a model in the window, she turned to me and said: ‘Don’t worry, Mommy, you don’t look anything like that!’”

Have a great weekend!
Carolyn, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle

P.S. If you have a brief (one paragraph) humorous story you’d like to submit for our consideration, please e-mail us by clicking the “Email Me” link on the sidebar.