I have to tell you a story today… This past weekend Ryan and I attended a goodbye party for his commanding officer, who is being deployed to Kosovo. Well as a joke two of the other officers showed up in full blown Scottish dress, kilt and all! There was this little five year old girl there (a daughter of one of Ryan’s coworkers) who just could not handle the whole men in skirts thing. She was so cute… Pasty pale with a spattering of freckles, big blue eyes, and blond hair and she just kept laughing and pointing at these men and then it started….
(Giggle giggle) “You’re a girl!”
“No I’m not…” he said “You are!”
“Yeah but so are you!” Followed by more hysterical laughter…
(Now this man is not known for his patience with children or having a great sense of humor, though personally I would expect something better from a man who goes around in a skirt! So all of us were sort of shifting around and feeling uncomfortable…) Ryan’s immediate supervisor called her over to try and distract her…
“Hey are those missing teeth I see?”
She ran over to him sat in his lap and said, “Yes see the holes?”
Then the big guy in the skirt leans down to her and says “Want to lose a bunch more teeth?”
Of course all of us are laughing now because he’s joking and it’s obvious! She gets all hot faced and yells,
“You can try it but I’ll beat you down!”
Now we’re all rolling including the Officer in a skirt! He chuckles good naturedly and says…
“Oh do you really think so?”
She jumps up gets right in his face and yells at the top of her lungs!
“I’LL BREAK YOU DOWN LIKE A LEGO SET!”
That was it… I thought I was going to die! Everyone in the room was close to tears by this point and at just that moment her father walks into the room to see his five year old daughter standing fists on hips in front of this man yelling… I thought he would have a heart attack! You should have seen the look on his face when we told him what she said though… It was truly priceless…
Kids really do say the darndest things…
And with that I will bid Auf Wiedersehen!