A+B=C (Doesn’t it?)

So when I drive on the military base, sometimes they make me breathe into the breathalyzer thingie– “Command-authorized sobriety check, Ma’am.” No problem for me, of course, except for my inability to think of a joke other than that same old one about “just coffee breath,” which, come to think of it, really isn’t funny. I should cut that out.

So today the kids were in the car with me and this occurs. I crack the same bad joke as always, he courtesy laughs and waves sober mom on. Afterwards, the following conversation ensued:

Claire: Mommy, why’d he make you blow on that thing?

Me: Because he wanted to make sure Mommy hasn’t been drinking any alcohol and then driving.

Claire: Cuz that’s dangerous, right?

Me: Yes, honey, that’s very dangerous. If someone drinks alcohol, they can’t drive.

Claire: Violeta [our nanny] drinks a lot of alcohol.

Me: [horrified!] WHAT? What are you talking about, Claire?

Claire: Violeta can’t drive. [She can’t drive–never learned. Never learned to swim either.]

Me: [Takes me a second to see what has happened here, then I laugh hysterically for a good two minutes and make a few clarifications.]

Hope you enjoy this half as much as I did! 🙂

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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6 Responses to A+B=C (Doesn’t it?)

  1. Margo says:

    too funny!!

  2. Grandpa $ says:

    Shouldn’t that be “clarieifications”?!

  3. Grandpa $ says:

    Correction; change previous comment to: Shouldn’t that be “claireifications”?!

    (Don’t blogs let you edit your comments before they’re posted??)

  4. Sheez, I can’t believe I missed that opportunity, Bob! Golden!! 🙂

  5. Brooke says:

    I’ll bet your heart stopped for just a split second, eh?!

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