Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My couch

That's a picture of my couch.

For some reason, when I homeschooled the girls, we always sat on that couch. We never sat at the table. Because they used writing utensils to do their work (big surprise), pens and pencils would fall in the cracks and lay beneath the cushions. Often times, when we needed a pencil, we would just reach down in the cushions and pull one out. It was quite convenient really.

I've never claimed to be nor would anyone ever accuse me of being the Housekeeper of the Year. I can not live in abject squalor, but if people who visit my house can't see it... it's probably not going to get cleaned that often. I'm just saying.......

So, Friday night as I was preparing (translation: I was cleaning like a mad woman) to have a new small group at my house, I looked at the couch and thought about cleaning under those cushions, but I changed my mind. I mean, who's going to look under my cushions?

Well, there's one in every crowd, right? Because I'll tell you who would look under the cushions of my couch. My friend Janae, her husband, Michael....that's who.

We were getting ready to start the Bible study portion of the night and he calls me over real serious like and says, "Hey, do you have a pen or pencil I could use?"

I could tell by the way he was asking he wasn't serious. So, I said, "For real?"

All of a sudden his hand comes up from behind the middle cushion full of pens and pencils.

Who does that?

Then, he reaches back down in the cushions and pulls out a Mrs. Potato head, head. He thought he was so funny.

Well, haha!

The next day I was on the phone with Janae and I said, "Only Michael would go digging through someone's couch cushions!" I could hear him mumbling in the background about the potato head too. He just couldn't let it go!

He just kept talking. Janae paused to listen to him and I said, "What's he saying now?"

She relayed the message, "He said he found a small Vietnamese kid down there too. You didn't need to go all the way to China to get one!"

I thought my sides were going to split wide open! I died laughing. It's been 5 days since that comment was made.... and I am still laughing about it!


michael said...

I am glad to see that I made it on the blog. That was funny. To make you feel better, My mom once had a visit from the Avon lady. As they were sitting on our couch, the Avon lady pulled out from between the cushions an Easter Egg " a real one" This was three months after easter.
Michael Corbett

Tony and Rett said...


Hmmm, in ours you might find change, the remote, Barbie clothes, and a sock. Nothing too exciting.

Darja said...

hahaha i <3 you guys. i could tell janae's hubby was a riot that one time he was working the stereo for zumba, and stood there the entire time impersonating janae's moves behind her back.

Chubby Baby Designs said...

Ha!!! I'm cracking up!!! Our couch is more of a lego, candy wrapper, pony tail holder kinda couch...I feel ya! All treasures waiting to be found!

The Gang's Momma said...

he can come here. we have enough, popcorn, cheerios and apple jacks to feed that small vietnamese child :) and then, the added bonus of tons of napkins, tissues, and dryer sheets to clean him up when he's done chowing down :P

The Gang's Momma said...

hey, i tried to email you. i guess i don't have a current email address?

Jenney said...

Oh I hate cleaning ANYTHING someone can't see coming in the front door-as long as it isn't "dirty" I am so ok with "cluttered". And we are getting ready to sell our house. It is a nightmare.
Perhaps Michael would like to come to my house and find things, cause heaven knows I'm probably not doing a great job.