Monday, May 21, 2012

confusing signs

dear emily,

hailey was six or seven and practicing her reading skills on the billboards
as we drove by.  it was a tad bit annoying to her four older siblings.

"mom!   she's driving us crazy!  make her stop!"

but then we drove past a 'gentlemen's club', and it was hailey's turn to be
outraged.



"uh!!!  thanks a lot, don't let us girls in!"  :)

love,
lea

"meaningless!  meaningless!"  says the teacher.  "utterly meaningless!
everything is meaningless."   ecclesiastes 1:2


17 comments:

Tamara Swerline said...

Good for her being outraged!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Haha...wise words from such a young one! I have missed you sweet friend, so nice to reconnect with you. I hope you are doing well.
xoxo
Karyn

carissa at lowercase letters said...

ha! i like her response!! it's been fun to catch up with you. thanks for stopping by, my sweet lowercase friend! : )

Joan Elizabeth said...

Has she kept here sense of outrage?

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes our independent girls...mine would be the one to try to get in anyway! Tenacity...our girls have it.

Debbie said...

haha I love her response! Have a good day...

LDH said...

Bless her innocence :)

Farm Girl said...

Such fun having kids.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Are you kidding me??? put up a picture!!! I will probably look like the picture I put on there with false eye-lashes...see you were brave, I am not sure I will be!!
LOL No I take that back, the picture of the car lashes...and I won't be able to open my eyes. LOL

Deborah Ann said...

I used to do that same thing when I was a kid. Reading billboards. I was enamored by the clever ones, like "Orange lovers - have a Crush on us!"

When you're on a long and lonely journey, there's nothing like a good advertisement to cheer you up! Well, unless it's a Gentlemen's club ad. That should not be allowed, tsk tsk...

Sonja said...

See, you have raised a daughter who is independent the whole way, thinks for herself I bet!! :)

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Children respond with such honesty and openness! I Just love her response.

Anita said...

I'm glad they were not reading the signs heading south into Myrtle Beach, SC. The so-called "gentlemen" signs there would provide quite an education; the kind that would make the Hooters restaurant signs seem tame.

Smart kids you have! :)

Lisa said...

LOL! How cute! Remember how they used to sound EVERYTHING out? Some days(PMS) it was sheer torture!

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I thought those days were long gone until I heard of a nearby golf club that doesn't let women in. Preposterous!

Lea, re: our discussion, do you have an e-reading device? PDF, Kindle, do you read books on your laptop?

The e-version of my inspirational memoir is out. You can also read the first 3 chapters for free. I don't want to leave a link on your blog, but if you drop by my confidence blog the link is there.

Thank you xxx

Jenners said...

I love it!!

Jenny said...

No matter how often they say, "the times are a'changin'", it seems like women keep sliding farther into being objects of the past.

It saddens me to see this.

Gloria Steinem would NOT be amused.