Yesterday at the Proverbs 31 Christmas party, my friend Renee was a little frazzled. When your three year old decides it’s no longer acceptable to sleep at night, life gets a little wonky.
The party was supposed to start at 10am and I was excited to be riding with Renee. We were to meet at 9:40. But that didn’t really work out so well since Renee woke up in a complete panic at 9:30. Again, when you are up half the night with a nocturnal child, the 9:30am comes quickly.
Surprisingly, Renee got ready in lightening speed and made it to the party only slightly late.
We ate. We laughed. We took pictures. And we started doing that beautiful relationship building game where you open gifts but live in complete fear of your gift getting stolen by those with better numbers than you. I mean really, nothing speaks Christmas more than the thrill of stealing or the dread of being stolen from. Ahem.
Half-way through the game, my friend Meredith had to leave. But seconds after she walked out the door, she called my cell phone to let me know Renee had forgotten to close her van door and her computer was laying on the seat for all the world to see. Or steal if they so chose.
So, I announced loud enough to make my voice rise above the party, “Renee, your van door is open and your computer is on the front seat!”
She got up and bolted out of the room.
That’s when our precious resource gal sighed and said, “Ohhhhh…. Is that code for her zipper was down?”
Oh y’all. The laughter. It did come.
So, it got me thinking about other little “code” sayings. Do you have some? Oh do share.
If nothing else I will read the best ones to my tired friend Renee and it will help her find her merry in the midst of this very sleepy Christmas.
Well, I gotta go. The redneck squirrels that have chewed yet another hole in the side of our house are currently being chased by my shot gun toting husband. And no. That isn’t a code saying either.
I am known to cry if I accidentally run over the hair on a squirrel’s tail. This situation may send us into full blown marriage counseling y’all. Or at least have our neighbors using the code saying, “Those TerKeurst’s are one fry short of a happy meal, if you know what I’m sayin’!”