Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A Visit With Shalee

Well, as promised, I'm gonna rehash my visit with Shalee here today! Of course if you have read her version, you already know that we truly despised each other, and all the talking, and laughing, and more talking was merely for show. I mean she did have children after all, we couldn't be rude in front of them.
Especially when they were so entertaining and polite. Her son filled me in on everything about "Lego Star Wars." I mean, how else would I have ever learned that stuff? I had to laugh at "Mr. Right" because he was just a tad jealous of his son because he had discovered Star Wars at the young age of 7. Apparently Star Wars didn't come out until "Mr. Right" was around 10, so his son has three years on him there!
Honestly though, Shalee has two of the most well behaved children I've ever seen. She and her husband only had to say something once in a normal tone of voice, and those two would listen in a flash. There's a lot of love and respect between those kids and their parents. You can just tell. And, AND, when the two got into a bit of a tiff on the trampoline, Shalee spoke to them for a minute, and the two apologized and MEANT it. Now, it's not that tough to get a kid to BEGRUDINGLY say, "I'm sorry." But to have them mean it, now that takes a motherly kind of gift. A gift that Shalee truly has.
Now, I won't share all the things we talked about because Shalee has some pretty great suprises coming out on her blog in the next few months. Just trust me on this, you need to keep up with what she's saying there!
Other things I won't share because well, "ahem" I would just have to blush being the single girl I am! LOL! Suffice it to say many laughs were shared, and I was able to tolerate my time in the beautiful Kansas weather fairly well!
Then I was tied up and dragged to the basement and forced to watch American Idol. A show that, if you've read this blog before you know that I hate. (Riiiiiiiiiigggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttt!) Then Shalee had the audacity to steal the words right out my mouth and say the exact things I was thinking after EVERY. SINGLE. CONTESTANT.
How rude is that? I mean to steal your own guests words. COME ON! And then I had to eat pie AND drink coffee. I mean that must show you that Shalee is like the most awful person in the world, and her husband was right there in on the whole thing. (Seriously though, the pie was GREAT, and like Shalee's daughter said, you couldn't taste any burnt part! And the fact that I can't really de-seed apples didn't even matter. Yeah, I'm sticking with strawberry things or hiring someone to peel and de-seed my apples!)
Anyway, after the torture of American Idol and pie were over, I was forced to take a picture with my captor for the evening. (Which by the way I need copies of because being the dummy I am, I forgot my camera!) Then I was given a ride back to my hotel where more laughing (to keep up appearances of course) was done. Then I was invited back to their house for Wednesday night, but I wasn't able to go! Phew!!! LOL!
In all seriousness (which totally goes against the name of this blog!) I had a great time, and I'm so glad that I got to meet Shalee and Mr. Right and their two great kids! It was a blessing I needed during a hectic week of work! The dinner was great, the conversations were hilarious, and the hugs were welcomed! Pretty much it was a hit! If YOU ever get the chance to meet Shalee, you should, after all, maybe you'll like her better than I did!


aggiejenn said...

Glad you two had a great (I mean horrible) time!

Shalee said...

How did I miss this post? Seriously, this was a fun accounting of it from your view. And your words were kind, especially about my kids. But really, don't you know that I threatened to quarter them squarely if they weren't good to you? Now that is mothering skills to the nth degree!

Come back to KC. I've been hankering for a strawberry pie and AI is STILL on...