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.
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!