Monday, October 26, 2009

Better or Worse?

My ILs are a huge help when it comes to baby goat.  Most of the times Mr. Goat's and my schedules are compatible, but there are times, like last Thursday, where we both find ourselves with evening responsibilities that fall smack dab in the middle of baby goat bedtime.  Both my FIL and MIL drove up an hour after work to be with baby goat and got him to bed so that Mr. Goat and I could go to our respective rehearsals.

I am very grateful for their help.  We couldn't do it without them.

Another thing to know about my MIL in particular though is that she loves fun tricks, pictures and traditions.  This leads to little love notes sometimes, or other times making your child pose in a doll's dress for tradition, and other often fun little ways she shows her joy of life.  I know for a fact that part of Thursday's babysitting involved dressing baby goat up in his Packer gear and adding Viking horns.  I just accept these things.  They are often funny, hilarious even, and in a way it is the execution too that makes them all the more endearing.


Thursday night Mr. Goat and I crawled into bed after a long day with work, rehearsals, etc.  And found this under the covers:

This was obviously left by my MIL.  Given that it was in our bed and the title of the book was And Baby Makes Three: The Six Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance after Baby arrives, it seemed clear that my MIL thought we needed to be having more sex.  I wasn't sure exactly her point with the book.  Had it helped them?  Probably not since it was a relatively new book.  Was it a joke?  Likely but not necessarily.

Either way, Mr. Goat and I laughed and rolled over and went to bed.

End of story in our minds at least.

But then cut to Sunday afternoon.  The ILs are up once again to help us with baby goat due to a church event, doctors appointment and concert.  Nonchalantly MIL asks if she left anything here on Thursday.  Thinking she meant the book, Mr. Goat brings it up and mentions that we found it amusing.

And then she tells us the real reason she got the book:  Can you guess?

The Duck.

That's right.  She got the book because there was a duck on the cover and there is a running joke about how much baby goat loves ducks, just like my SIL.  So she was at a book sale and there was a book vaguely related to babies with a duck on the cover for a $1. 

So she gets it and leaves it in our bed.

Because of a Duck.

I'm still giggling about that.  I'm a lucky duck, that's for sure.


kristine said...

Wow. Really? Because of the duck. LOL. I'm laughing at this right now.

Valerie said...

HA HA HA!!! Why does that not surprise me at all? I think I'll be chuckling about that one all day.

Spot On Your Pants said...

Hmmmmm....why would she leave it under the covers? I'm suspicious...she perhaps wants more grand kids. :-)

Soupy said...

OMG! I am dying here! That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!

JennyMac said...

HAHAHA...this is too cute.

Valerie said...

Ok, what's really scary is that Hans just read this post and when he got to the part that read, "And then she tells us the real reason she got the book: Can you guess?" Hans said, "It has a duck!" I don't know what amuses me more; the fact it happened at all or the fact that Hans knew what was going on. Scary.