Thursday, May 20, 2010

Q&A With Christian "Down on the Farm"

The sign reads:

HAY! . . . lie
I'd love it if you wouldn't "bale"
on me, but make Prom a "Hay-day"!
(The lucky girl's name is Haylie in case you didn't catch
Christian's clever reference)

Please be so kind as to take a moment to notice how cleanly and meticulously Dave and Christian left this bale of hay on Haylie's porch; no mess, no fuss, no rogue pieces of hay flying around . . .

. . . and here is how that favor was returned on our own porch.

Nope. Never did find the needle. Two times through the hay and 45 minutes later . . . Christian's got nothin', although Haylie says that she really did put a needle in the haystack with a note that read, "YES" taped to it. All Christian cared about was not whether he found the answer but that it was the right answer. So it's all good.

An interesting twist to the night came about as earlier in the evening another girl had left a little somethin' somethin' (nothing to do with Prom) for Christian on our porch with a note attached clearly stating the names of the giver and the recipient. Oops. Haylie discovered that little offering before Christian arrived home to get it, and apparently she just decided to set it aside in our porch planter to make room for her teeny tiny needle and her ginorm-o haystack. I think Christian felt a little giddy. He leads such a charmed life, that boy.


Lisa said...

Oh how I love to live vicariously through Christian's teenage life! It bring this empty nester pure joy!

The Morris Family said...

What clever ideas you guys come up with! Almost (I said almost) makes me wish I were back in high school.)

Shane said... looks like straw...just sayin.

Ashley said...

I love it! That is one popular kiddo! I want to know what was in the pink box!

Melissa said...

So clever!

I have to admit, though - I'm totally with Ashley on this one! :)

Deon said...

Liz, yup. Your Idaho-girl's eyes are pretty sharp. Shhh, we'll just pretend it was hay and not tell anyone. "Straw-lie" just doesn't have the same ring to it :D

Ash and Melissa, the pink box contained homemade Easter rolls. You know, as in, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach" and all that jazz :D