Sunday, November 4, 2007

So Proud, Part II

Last night at a large family dinner for my brother, who is having a milestone birthday this week, Joe-Henry was doing his usual dawdling. His nose was running, and he kept wiping at it with his sleeve, AND eating his enchilada's with his hands. With Charley and I at opposite sides of the table, he got two different directions at the same time: "Use your napkin to wipe your nose" and "Use your fork".

Without skipping a beat, and because he knew it would make us proud, he stuck his fork up his nose.

Sure it hurt a bit, but he knows that in this family, funny isn't funny unless it's slightly dangerous. So he took one for the team.

As we like to say around here, the ham doesn't fall far from the tree.

4 comments:

English Garden said...

Annie, I just checked out your flickr slide show, the sceenery and all the pictures are breath-takingly beautiful, you are a great photographer.

anniemcq said...

Claire, thank you! You made my day - I've really been having fun with the photography stuff lately, but for all the photos I take, only a few are worth looking at! I have a lot to learn, but it's fun to try!

Franklin5 said...

This made me snort, which, while not painful, was definitely uncomfortable. Way to take that sacrifice all the way, J-H.

And: happy milestone birthday, Annie's brother.

Kari said...

I love it -- everything's more fun with a comedian in the house.