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[Mar. 12th, 2009|04:43 pm]
Nick Verne
My youngest neice Annabel has taken to teasing her sister Zoe about her coming teenagerdom, running around the house shouting, "Period! Period!"


[User Picture]From: sowilo
2009-03-12 06:10 pm (UTC)
I must tell you a story about my dad.

When I was in high school (Year 8 or 9 for you Australians), my dad asked me if I needed anything from the grocery store. I hesitated, just thinking, and my dad interpreted that to mean that I didn't want to ask him for what I needed. He said "I'll buy that stuff for you, but you have to be specific. I need a brand name, how many are there, the color of the box, etc." So, he and I started joking back and forth about sanitary products and my mother overheard us.

She dragged me into another part of the house and told me that she was horrified that I was discussing "that" with a man, and it was NEVER to be discussed. I was staring at her, trying to figure out what the big deal was, when my dad poked his head around the corner and shouted "Period! Period! Period!" and ran away. I started laughing. My mother was shocked. Before she could recover, he poked his head around the corner and shouted "napkin! napkin! napkin!" and ran away again. By this point, I was laughing so hard that I couldn't stand up. My mother recovered and went after my dad, yelling at him for embarrassing me and mocking me (clearly, I thought it was funny).

She made him apologize, she said that I was so mortified that I couldn't look at him, but really, I knew that if I looked at him, we would both start laughing again and she would get mad :)

This is one of my favorite stories from my dad. Thanks for letting me remember it.
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[User Picture]From: nverzeanu
2009-03-13 07:23 am (UTC)
Your dad sounds like he was a great mischief maker. I'm glad you have fond memories.
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[User Picture]From: roselaurel
2009-03-15 03:25 pm (UTC)
I was feeling a little down, but this made me laugh. :-)
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