Friday Funnies

Seth and I had a pretty funny moment together this week. Here’s a bit of backstory: Seth hates skinny pants. He wants me to wear the same wide-bottom bad-girl britches I wore when we first met, and I do still dress pretty much like I’m stuck in the 90’s, but I do like the skinny pants, and after trying on about 36 pair (trying to find some that will accommodate the places God has generously blessed me), I finally found a pair that I love. Seth still just thinks they’re hideous.

Back to the story: I finally ordered some house-shoes. (My toes are so glad to not be frostbitten.) I tried them on to get Seth’s reaction, because I was thinking they looked pretty manly. To set the right stage for him, I needed him to pretend that I was wearing a pair of pants he really liked, so I said, “Seth, imagine that I’m not wearing these skinny pants. Do you like my house shoes?”

He’s looking at me. Several seconds go by. He seems to have floated out of the kitchen.

“Seth!? Do you like my house-shoes?”

Then he smiles big, and says, “I love any shoes you’re wearing without your pants on.”

Now that’s funny.

Have you been watching for the funnies in your house? PLEASE tell us all about them. It doesn’t have to be a rip-roar. Just let us in on the things that make you giggle. I’d love it if you’d link back here, so other’s can read the things that all two of you think are funny.

If you feel like sharing, plug into Mr. Linky.


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Reply January 9, 2009

This is scary. It's like I'm in front of a bunch of people trying to give you a high-five. My hand's in the air, people!

Reply January 9, 2009

We had one just this morning. I was getting ready to leave after a morning of much procrastination and I said "OK, enough of this silliness and tom-foolery, I have to get going" (not that I usually talk like a crotchety old man, I was being silly myself) at which point hubs says "wouldn't that be 'duncan-foolery? Who's this tom person and what are you doing with him?!" As you said, funny only to us, but a good giggle nonetheless.

And your skinny pants - adorable! But pegged jeans with high spike heels took me screaming back to junior year of high school ca. 1988. The boot legs I loved!

los cazadores
Reply January 9, 2009

Amber, I thought it was really funny and cute!

I just wish I had something funny to share, but my day has not been funny at all.


los cazadores
Reply January 9, 2009

Oh and to Christine - going back to '88... Craig bought me some legit 80s legwarmers for Christmas, and I just have to grind up some guts to wear them. :)


Reply January 9, 2009

I do not know what cazadores means, but I have to tell you that I always think it means "The huggers." Don't ask me why.

Cindy, there will be something funny this week. Save it for next Friday or next weekend. Or maybe something hilarious will happen tonight. THe funnies are usually blowing in the wind and whack me in the face at the least expected times. You know.

Seth would NEVER GIVE ME LEGWARMERS for Christmas.

Reply January 9, 2009

My husband came into the office where I was working on my taxes last weekend and started spouting off about how he was "DONE WITH COLD TURKEY! NO MORE OF IT! I'M DONE WITH IT! I'M QUITTING COLD TURKEY! IT'S WARM TURKEY OR NOTHING!" Oh my WORD I laughed until I cried. I still giggle every time I think about it. Then I laughed all over again when I had to try to explain to my 3 boys ages 8,6,&3 why it was so funny!

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville
Reply January 9, 2009

New to your blog! That story was HILARIOUS! (More so because I can so totally hear my hubs saying the same thing. Um, about me though. :)

Happy Friday!

P.S. The word verification I had to type is "shuro" which really makes me want a churro. Ah, pregnancy.

Blue Castle
Reply January 9, 2009

I posted my post this morning and checked back here later to see your linky. I think it fits in, so I linked up. I know all about the left-hanging-here feeling when no one else joins in. :)

Your post was great. That sounds exactly like something my husband would say. One track minds.

Multiple Mom T
Reply January 9, 2009

That's HILARIOUS! And I didn't even see it coming!

Reply January 9, 2009

Thats a friday funny keeper!!!

Mother Letter
Reply January 9, 2009

Blue Castle,


I'm so hurt. And offended. I'm really very complex.

So, Amber... what are you doing tonight?


Stacy O
Reply January 9, 2009

i hope I linked up properly, It was under the title about the Kids. They really are funny people.

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae
Reply January 9, 2009

I would normally have lots of fodder for your mr. linky, but i actually did a serious series on my blog this week, partly inspired by you and the mother letter project. thought you might want to check it out since I was thinking of lots of mamas like you and me when I wrote it:

all the rest of the posts for the week are linked at the bottom.

Megan @ Little Bella Bean
Reply January 9, 2009

You're cracking me up! =)

Reply January 9, 2009

Love that! Completely made me LOL!

Reply January 10, 2009

So I tried to quote the story earlier and ruined. I came back to read it to my husband, and found Seth's reply. Which cracked both of us up.

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience
Reply January 10, 2009

I'm laughing out loud!

My husband would very much like Seth. ~smile~

And you, my dear, must be blessed in all the right places to slip into those lovely skinny pants.

I'm going for a walk now.

Much love to Seth and Amber,

Reply January 10, 2009

h my goodness I just laughed so hard!! love it!

Blue Castle
Reply January 10, 2009

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend. I was talking more about my husband. That's it. Now, he really has a one track mind. I'm sure he must be the only one like that. It probably has nothing to do with the fact that he's a - Man. :)

Reply January 10, 2009

Hi, I popped in here from your husband's site, a little late sorry I've been studying like crazy. What a fantastic site you have here, can't wait to read more of it.

Reply January 10, 2009

It's Saturday, so the alliteration might be lost on me. But comedy is timeless, right?
Amber, I've gotta agree with Seth (not about the pants off part, yikes), but about the skinny jeans trend in general. I'm just not a fan (although I'm sure you look marvelous in them!). Me, I am still wearing my flares from 6 years ago, which were probably fashionable 8 years ago. Which puts me maybe one step up from the "mom jeans" at Lands End.

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light
Reply January 10, 2009

That is sooo hilarious! Looking forward to participating in the fun if I can ever get around to posting something!!! Please do it again next week!!!

Ann Kroeker
Reply January 10, 2009

Nothing that funny that I can think of, though I suppose something's been said that I failed to write down. Sometimes in our house, it's not *what* is said, but *how* it's said, and that's hard to capture in a blog post.

But yours, why, yes, it's funny, but I'm blushing just reading it.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Reply January 11, 2009

I read this earlier, and had nothing to add, until JUST now, hence why I'm here.

So I'm exhausted, another long night of not sleeping, and my husband walks by with the baby, and we're Steeler-ed out, our family. Steelers play today and we're all decked out in uniforms, etc. I realize, though, the baby has his Steeler's bib my husband could put on him. So I say "Hey babe, you know what else you can do?" and without even thinking, I reach in my shirt and scratch my breast.

Totally coincidental and happens without thinking.

Of course though, in true husband-like fashion, he goes "HECK YEAH!" at the ready.

It took me a second to realize what he was saying, in my tired state and all.

So yeah, in my tiredness I'm able to proposition my husband without even knowing it. Sweet! haha

And now I will scrounge for something caffeinated so that I may survive the rest of the day.

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