Saturday, May 30, 2009

Freakily Funny Family

Last weekend found us racing from the DFW area to Austin for my nephew’s graduation from the University Of Texas at Austin. Of course, ThatManILove and I were very, very proud of him, so we did what all aunties and uncles do...we lavished the ultimate present upon him.

En route home, we got a call from his mom, who happens to be married to my brother Scott E. This woman is hilarious, and has the dryest sense of humor.

Me: It was great seeing y’all this weekend!
Sisinlove: We had fun. And by the way, you didn’t have to give No.1 Son that much money. We’re going to make him return some of it.
Me: Yeah?
Sisinlove: Yeah.
Me: Why?
Sisinlove: We just think it’s too much. We’re going to make him return $82.35 of it.
Me: (laughing) Hey, girl – that’s okay. ThatManILove said the only reason we did it was to make y’all look bad.
She cracks me up.

This week, I found an e-mail from brother Scott in my inbox.

Thanks for coming to No. 1 Son’s graduation ceremony. It was a lot more fun with y’all there. And you do not have to make up for Lucy-Gran not being there by giving that much money to my kids. Oh by the way, No. 2 Son is graduating this week, & MyBride and I are now enrolling in College . We should graduate first summer semester-you can go ahead and send money now. Thanks again, Scott

Their No.2 son graduated Friday. I’ll post their comments next week, though I don’t know how they can beat these.

21 comments:

The Things We Carried said...

Thank you so much for following my bog! It has now given me a chance to follow yours. I look forward to reading here :)!

Meredith Teagarden

♥ Braja said...

Ahhhh...you're back. I'm happy. Meredith, you're in a good place: Janie is one of the sweetest and happiest bloggers I know...stick around, she'll treat you like gold...
xx

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

What a riot. Soo, did you tell him the check is in the mail? LOL

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

midlife slices said...

Did I mention that I'm graduating soon too? I need your address so I can send the announcement. Oh...preferably the physical address and maybe your itinerary so I'll know when you'll be gone...uhm, I mean home. You might leave directions for the safe too, just so I can clean it out...uhm....dust it out for you. Thanks. You're the best!! HUGS

p.s. How special are you?? I'm in Kauai and still I'm leaving you a comment. :)

Gretchen said...

I think I'm graduating soon, too! I really only need one class and have to decide if it's worth all that money to have a degree I don't really need. After all these years, I have more experience than necessary to get any job I want in the field. :)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Your family is too funny. Isn't it wonderful to be loved and appreciated! Oh and by the way, I'm graduating with MLS.

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOL! You should send them a post dated check!

Fragrant Liar said...

Um, I'm actually in the market for a benefactor cuz I'm going to beauty school. I need to start doing my own hair. Can you front me some cash. Huh? Huh? :)

You are a good auntie.

Um, e-me and I'll give you my bank account number . . .

Joanie M said...

My daughter graduates on Tuesday. I'll email you our address. :)

Belle said...

Oh Janie. Always generous to a fault!

Gwynne said...

Looks like you've suddenly taken on a whole lot more nephews and neices here...add me to the list. ;-) You're a sweetheart!

Jeanne said...

I think it deserves something really special when an OLD person goes back to college, don't you?

Fresh Mommy said...

Hahaha, so is that how it works, because you know, I'm sure we can graduate from something... go ahead and send a check!

LOL

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Wunderwoman said...

Well since everyone else is bragging about graduating I might as well get on the bandwagon, I graduated in May, so why do I have to finish this last semester? And, darn it, why do I have more classes scheduled for this fall? Anyways, I am older than dirt and could certainly use a benefactor, oh and I will hopefully end up as a Registered Nurse. see, I can take care of YOU then. LOL

Michelle said...

YAY JANIE!!!

Oh I am in high school now, about to graduate to running college!! I am in need of some new running clothes!

I'm just saying!!!

TexasRed said...

So fun to have family with a good sense of humor! Glad you were able to go to the graduation!

TuTu's Bliss said...

LOL, you sound just like my own sis. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh today. Hugs, Jen

scotte said...

Well, I never get this many comments on my blog. Not even when I offer to give out the big bucks!!! I love that you can give huge sums of cash to my children. LOL!!
Loved having you at BOTH of my boys graduations this week. All of these commenters can wish all they want, but I really do have the best sister in the world. It has always been a fun ride being your little brother.

sandyshares said...

that is hilarious hahah

Vodka Mom said...

red rover, red rover, send Janie right over (to Pennsylvania....)

oh wait, someone ALREADY DID.


:-)

I am still chuckling about it.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.