Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5th Place

Two weekends ago, when I sat between Claire and Noah on the long drive to Alamosa, I had the following conversation with my darling nephew:

Me: "Noah, aren't I just the most beautiful girl in the whole world?"

SIDE NOTE: I realize I had just set myself up. I know that this conversation could go any direction but I had entertained him for the past two hours and I was feeling pretty hopeful. My mistake.

Noah: "No. Claire is."

Claire: "OH Noah! That is so sweet! Thank you so much." What?! Claire? I am the one who has fed you a beef taco for the last 20 minutes. That has to count for something! And I am pretty sure I have cheese in my hair.

Noah: "You're welcome."

Me: "Okay, who is second?" Fingers crossed...

Noah: "Gram. Gram is second."

My Mom: "Oh, why thank you, sweet boy."

Me: "So...does that make me third?" I realize I sound desperate.

Noah: "Nope, you're fifth. Joseph's wife is third." My stinking brother starts to chuckle.

Me: "As in Mary? Jesus' mother?"

Noah: "Yes. Mary is third." Wow. I didn't even know he knew what she looked like. Shoot, she must have had it going on.

Me: "Okay, that's cool." I mean, how can you compete with that?

Noah: "And my mom is fourth."

Me: "Well that's good. You're mom is pretty. So then I am fifth, huh?"

Noah: "Yes, you are fifth."

Me: Why, thank you Noah! I am happy to be fifth."

Noah: "Why? Why are you happy? Fifth is the worst."

And with that, I gave him another beef taco. And I made a mental note to not base my self-esteem on the opinions of a six year old.


  1. That is hilarious!! Oh, little ones, they sure speak their minds! At least he didn't call you a Wooly Mammoth, like Nolan called me!!!

  2. You're his favorite. :)

    - The Seester

  3. Oh my gosh, HILARIOUS!!

  4. sarah,i have just read 1 1/2 hrs on your blog.i just have one thing to say. you need to go back to the beginning, and compile your writings into a book. it would be a best seller.i laughed and cried with you. you have a marvelous gift that you need to share with the world. hang onto your faith and humor.we are all praying fpr your dad to be cleared.i will send a card to the guy that never receives mail. love & hugz to you, and if you van come down somstime, i have a guy for you to check out. luv ya, auntie marge

  5. I totally agree with everything Aunt Marge just said, you should write a book and you do have a marvelous gift. Hi Aunt Marge, do you remember me? I'm Sarah's crazy friend who came and stayed with you for a week in Maryland and ate your delicious food and watched Gone with the Wind. Hope you are doing great! Anyway Sarah, I'm pretty certain that you are more beautiful than Mary but I don't know for sure. I love you!


  6. Blame it on all the beef tacos he's eating ;)