I Crack Myself Up

I read a post the other morning that used the word “facade”.

I thought I understood the meaning and I thought it looked easy enough to pronounce so I tucked this little gem of a word away in my shallow little mind. I was going to pull it out and use it at just the perfect time and stump my loving, yet overachieving husband.

I was going to feel like the smart one…for once.

Well, I was shocked when the opportunity provided itself just a few short hours later.

I tried to use it on my husband. He was hugging me outside after sending our language teacher on her way. I had just completed a tough three hour language class in which both my husband and teacher were very hard on me. I was being overly sensitive I was later told.

Well, he was hugging me…I WAS NOT hugging him and I was trying (really…I was trying) to be mad at him. He wouldn’t let me go. (he knows I hate that!) And he told me he loved me.

I said… “No you don’t! It’s all just a facade!”

Only I said fak-aid.

He tried to hold it in, knowing laughing at me would only intensify my frustration, but when he said, “It’s facade not fak-aid….. I lost it.

I laughed so hard I left tears all over his jacket. That was the end of my “pretending to be mad”.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01315274338937631860 Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi)

    Ha Ha, that would have cracked me up too! Aren’t husbands wonderful, facades or not? 🙂

    P.S. I linked to you today. Hope you get some new friends coming your way.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03904518316099516324 perrinministries

    Wow…I read the blog about gaining 10 pounds with the new scale. Thanks! I don’t feel as bad about my 7 pound gain with my new scale. See, you never know who you will “touch” with your blogs!

    It’s good to read about another missionary family. You seem to have a knack of saying what other people are feeling.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04472507772885670488 The Herd

    Hey, I see my friend made it over!

    I was laughing soooo hard about the fak-aid!!!

    thanks for sharing! I am glad it broke the ice!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09961929692808138092 Jungle Mom

    I do stuff like that all the time, in several languages. It keeps us humble! You cracked me up too!

  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

    It doesn’t get any better than that! A little humor to lighten the situation and make you like your husband again. 😉

    You’d feel better if I were in language class with you. I took two years of college Spanish and was, without a doubt, the dumbest one in the class. I was laughed at mercilessly.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07698171137809654840 The Hat Chick

    Getting caught up. Blonde – wow! Scales – they’re all useless(how do you KNOW the new one is right?) And darned those guys when they are right!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16735683481473386385 Beka

    Lol! I love reading your blog! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11685930880024437696 Starla

    When I want to use words I’ve never used before. I usually go to http://www.answers.com and you can listen to them say the word for you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01539881148022345267 Pilar Stark

    Wow, imagine me trying? Have no idea what would come out of my mouth hahahah. Shorty after me and my hubbie were “talking” (not dating yet) I called him something that I didn’t know had the meaning that really had…. It was a really bad word…..
    I need to google facade… have no idea what that is… I won’t try to implement it in my vocab though

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16949983164111997270 Beautiful Pear Tree Lane

    Every time I visit with you i am so uplifted, it is so good to see someone who is able to laugh and see the lighter side of life. You are such a joy to visit with.
    Isn’t it great to live with someone who knows and understand us so well? Blessings,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04257374047455590078 Jen

    That is too funny! God knows how to make us laugh!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10302111888634922172 Betty

    hahaha, I´m new here, but this cracked me up! I know how it is learning new languages and you will have to grow a thick skin, so that it doesn´t hurt, when people correct you.
    I like your blog and have become your follower!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18439689700601562619 Dani Joy

    I just saw this one, Nina. sorry I didn´t come over yesterday. Hey, you wanna here a language blunder of mine? ( I have many, oh so many) One day I wanted to tell my friend that those trucks that clean the trash bins here were like a great big dishwasher but what came out of my mouth in Spanish was that they were like a big “bladder-washer!”… the words in Spanish are similar. Well, at least to me they are. Thankfully I was talking with a friend who didn´t think any less of me. jejeje

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04662751045378148853 TCKK

    That is just too funny! Sounds like something I’d do.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859488167015452608 Tori

    Ha! You are way too funny! I’m surprised with all the Spanish houses in your parts that you didn’t know the word.
    I bet you’re a hoot in real life!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00448779296171184733 Mom

    Did you ever figure out how to pronounce this word?


  • http://www.callwhenyougetthere.com Jenn Calling Home

    Greetings. I’m coming over via the FringeGirl’s site. Nice to “meet” you. A funny story, to be sure. You probably needed the laugh after a grueling language lesson. Blessings!

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