Lions and tigers and chickens...oh my.
My dad wants to raise chickens in his backyard.
My mom has a fear of all things bird.
Poor mom, she was attacked by chickens when she was a little girl and she's never recovered.
Mom told Dad he couldn't have chickens.
Dad told mom she was being irrational.
Trust me...if there were chickens...feathers would have been flying.
I have a sister-in-law who is a saint.
She told Dad he could raise chickens in her backyard.
Did you know I have a tendency towards exaggeration?
If there are two of something I might say there are 27.
If I waited three hours I might say I waited 13.
Last week sometime I asked my niece Gabi how school was.
"151 thumbs - " and then she paused.
"151 thumbs?" I asked.
"151 thumbs down." That's what she told me.
After I stopped laughing I asked her to tell me why school was 151 thumbs down.
"My friend doesn't go to church. And for Halloween she wore a costume that was immodest."
"That's why school is 151 thumbs down?"
Yesterday my phone rang. It showed that my sister Heather was calling me.
I answered the phone. It was Gabi.
"Noelle, I went to the dentist today. I don't have any cavities."
I congratulated her.
She said something else that I didn't understand and then, "I have to go and brush my teeth."
I said goodbye and she hung up the phone.
A few minutes later my phone rang again.
This time it was Heather.
"Did Gabi call you?"
"Did she tell you what I told her to tell you?"
"That she didn't have any cavities?"
"No. A few minutes ago she was brushing her teeth - for the third time in two hours - and I asked 'Gabi why are you brushing your teeth again?'"
Gabi told her mommy, "Because Mom, I just ate 153 crackers and need to brush my teeth."
Heather told Gabi, "Call your aunt and tell her what you just told me."
Heather said to me, "She's you all over again."
Ahhhh...makes this aunt proud.
I'll keep you updated on the chickens.
PS. Isn't Gabi's baby brother adorabe?