Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Things aren't always as they appear

Hold on, let me explain.

Being Wednesday and all, I picked up Elora from school today.  
After explaining to her friend Victoria that her Grandma Honey goes crazy with the camera....

They both headed for the tree together, Victoria leading the way. 
Until a bystander child told them it was against the school rules for them to be climbing. 
At that announcement, they practically flew out of the tree.  

On our way to the mall to find gifts for 5 upcoming birthdays...
Elora and I had this conversation in the car.

Elora:  "I think I know how Victoria got her name."

"Really?  Tell me."

"Well, I think her Mom was shopping at Victoria's Secret when she was pregnant.  Then suddenly she felt a pain and I think she fell to the ground and gave birth to her baby on the floor.  The manager probably came running over to ask what the baby's name was and she said,  "I'm going to name her Victoria since she was born in your store." 

"Oh wow."

"I think the manager was just so happy the baby was named after their store that he gave Victoria's mother a very expensive, electric massager." 

"Well how about that!"

"But when we get to the mall, I don't want to go into Victoria's Secret because it's a baby store.  It has very little clothes in there for small children and babies."
I think Elora was trying to figure out just what kind of store it was...she just knew she wanted no part of it. 

"Okay, we'll keep our distance. "


Lynn said...

I absolutely LOVE Elora's stories!

Grandmotherfairy said...

I loved this post...thanks for the smile!

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Love her logic. They do have small close in there but unfortunately they are not for babies.

Cynthia said...

How fun! I love conversations like this. You are a lucky grandma to get to spend time with such a creative girl.

grandmapeg said...

Elora's conversations never cease to amaze me :-) She definitely has an entertaining imagination!

Dad and Susan said...

This Elorism takes the cake!!! Love, Dad and Susan

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Lisa said...

I love to hear about your excursions with Elora. What a dlight & joy.

Mary said...

This young lady has to be a writer someday!

Scrapally said...

I too enjoy your Wed. Elora posts. Very fun and entertaining! I took a picture last night of Chandler getting a boy scout award and pinning Amy, let me know who I should email it too.

Eileen said...

I love these outings with Elora! And she has a wonderful imagination! She makes me smile! You must have so much fun.

I've read back on your last few posts and I've counted six things on the divorce list for myself and Ray and we'll be married 37 years on May 26th! I once read another list in a magazine of twelve 'sure-fire' things that will kill a marriage, and we had ten of those twelve things happen to us. So glad we beat the odds!

And I really thought the picture Katie drew of herself and Dennis was so sweet! She did a great job! And I love how you think your husband is perfect. Beautiful!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day, Jill!
I want you to know how much your Mother's Day post last year helped me then, and has continued to help me.
With love and grateful prayers,

Sue said...

She is a riot. Seriously.


Natalie said...

So funny. I shared this with Marlee and we both laughed out loud=) So cute!

Mama Pea said...

I don't know how I missed this, but this is the best thing I have read all week!

Sparkle said...

Hello! I'm one of Brock's friends. I just wanted to let you know what I absolutely LOVE Elora's stories!!! I was telling Brock about how I still tell my b/f stories that Brock has blogged about over 3 years ago!!! She's wonderful!