My dad has warned me not to use real names - and so has my big brother. I said, "Dad, I'm not really running with the wrong crowd here, it's quilting."
"I know Tracee I'm just trying to protect you."
"Alright Dad, I'll listen to your advice somewhat."
So I'm assuming he's going to be monitoring my blog. HI DAD!!!
Hanging out with Little Tee and her family is never short of a hysterical event. There has been once or twice someone laughed so hard the peed their pants. This almost happened again last night, but the victim made it to the restroom in time.
I'm not sure why everything is always so funny, but Ryan's sister and her husband mixed with Ryan and me is a situation!
Little Tee just turned 12 and she's right at that age where if someone has something, she wants it. Rana, Ryan's sister, and I sat down with her and told her about all the things we wanted when we were 12.
A crimper, call waiting, our own phone in our room, cable, our ears pierced, our parents to drive any thing other than a station wagon...
We had a good laugh with her about it but as soon as I left the table she started giving her mom attitude. Next thing I know she's in her room pouting. Rana says, "Aunt Tee, go talk to Little Tee she's being a brat."
And so I did. The same speeches my parents use to give me at that age just rolled off my tongue. I asked her why it was so important to her to get a cell phone, "I NEED to be able to text Aunt Tee." My reply, "you have your Nook, didn't you just get that?" "It's not the same, EVERYONE has a cell phone but me!"
"Little Tee, not EVERYONE has a cell phone and it's silly to think I'm going to believe that. If you were my kid, I wouldn't even of gotten you a Nook. You would of gotten a dog that would teach you about responsibility and taking care of things. You need to lighten up on your mom, she's doing what she thinks is best for you."
"Well little lady, I'm not here to hang out with a Debby Downer... suite yourself."
It only took her 3 minutes to come out of her room with a smile on her face. This one is going to be a tricky teenager. But hell, weren't we all?
Here's Little Tee and her quilt.
Us being goofs...
No word yet on when this pattern will be posted, but as soon as I hear I'll post the link. Sorry for the delay, production - ya know?