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[Discussion after Alana spent three days in Cedar City at the state Shakespeare competition.]

Alana (15): We went to a restaurant all by ourselves and everyone was running all around the campus and stuff. We had complete freedom! It was so cool. But I didn’t do a single thing I wasn’t supposed to because you’ve totally taught me never to have any fun.

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  • kiar November 4, 2008, 2:53 pm

    I bet you never have fun, ever! you seem like the total boring blah mom, and you have never done a creative thing with her, in her entire life! HA!

    Kids can be such dorks! I bet she had a little fun, she just doesn’t wanna admit to it. Hee hee, gotta love ’em!

  • facethemusic November 4, 2008, 3:27 pm

    That’s totally cute!

  • Alison Moore Smith November 4, 2008, 3:39 pm

    I wish I could better convey her expressions. She told me this with such enthusiasm, as in, “Mom, I was SO GOOD! I could have done all this stuff other people were doing, but I DIDN’T!” But the words came out as I wrote. I burst out laughing (right there in the checkout line at Walmart) and then she said, “Oh! I didn’t mean it that way!!!”

  • delmar November 4, 2008, 4:24 pm

    You are soooo borrrring and strict! That made my day Alison! ooh that and the look on my youngests face as she laughed at me earlier.

  • Michelle D November 4, 2008, 6:03 pm

    This is hilarious! :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
    Love her perspective!

  • partone November 6, 2008, 12:01 am

    Im going back to read all these that say Yea Big. I still don’t know what that means but they are fuunny!

  • jennycherie November 6, 2008, 5:00 am

    Please tell Alana, I completely sympathize! Whenever I have to turn down a nice invitation (usually at work) to have a glass of wine or something similar, I just tell them that if it is fun, I probably don’t do it.:wink:

  • Lewis_Family November 6, 2008, 8:20 am

    Whatever! Canning and quilting and hoarding food into storage is SO fun. Mormons know how to have great times 😉

  • delmar November 6, 2008, 1:26 pm

    hey with these time of change we’re all going to appreciate our food storage and preparedness. sounds fun to me!

  • Alison Moore Smith November 11, 2008, 9:47 am

    jennycherie, that’s a classic response.

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