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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Joanne?


I took Liv to the library not too long ago. (No this isn't the time of the puddle jumping.)

I was into a really good book and she wanted to play at the computer, so I set her up and then kicked back on the couch that was close to her little station.

Every now and then I would glance up and see Liv with her littl headphones on and the mouse positioned just so, so that she clicks with her little thumb.

I would go back to my book.

This continued for a delightful
20 minutes, when suddenly over the loud speaker (I didn't even know those were ALLOWED in a library...) "Would Olivia's mom, Joanne, please come to the front desk? Olivia's mom, Joanne?"

As you may have noticed by my blog title, my name isn't Joanne.

But, alas, I looked up to find her no longer at her station.

I got up and went to the front desk where my sheepish little daughter waited, and I was greeted with a "There you are Joanne. Olivia couldn't find you."

So, then Olivia and Joanne walked quietly away from the front desk.

And I asked her, "Olivia, why did you call me Joanne?"

"Because I couldn't remember your name."



"So, you thought up JOANNE?" An incredibly old fashioned name for a five year old to think of.

And my friends, Olivia doesn't even KNOW a Joanne.

Weird.


111 comments:

Bethany said...

Funniest story I've read all day! Seriously...out of all the names? Joanne!?!? So cute!

Alex the Girl said...

That was great. Nice to meet you, Joanne.

Allegra Posts for Rose said...

More please. Thanks for the laugh. That is PRETTY darn funny. I have a 5 year old also and they are just so funny at that age.

Michelle said...

That is PRICELESS! Why didnt she just turn around and see you? I never understand kids.

One day I was in Weight Watchers. I left my four kids (2 of whom are 11 and 9) out on the playground RIGHT OUTSIDE.

I come back out and get in trouble for leaving my kids without supervision. HELLO? My 11 year old was supervising.

COme to find out when the day care kids came out to play the day care worker asked my 11 year old to move my son (who didnt walk yet) and she said...

I'm NOT allowed to move him.

YES SHE DID.

So they assumed she was much younger?

Michelle said...

Oh yea, I got carried away. you were above me on Kat's site today.

Ronda's Rants said...

Okay...that is so funny and cute!
My kids learned my name really quickly...I didn't always answer Mom....(we tend to tune that out) but they learned that I answered to Ronda when shouted out!

wy-not said...

Oh my God that is so funny. I've had my first and most welcome laugh-out-loud moment this morning, thanks to you. The way this day is shaping up, it might be my ONLY one. Joanne! That just slays me.

Betty said...

LOL! I love this story.
This makes me want to meet little Olivia. It shows that she is very inventive. But then again how could she not, with two older sisters....

Los said...

Come to think of it, I probably didn't know my parents' names until I was about 4 or 5. I just knew them as mom and dad ... weird, though, isn't it?

Dan said...

You know we could have all just berated camping and taken the day off. {*grin*}

Beware of the emergence of the Joanne's of the world. They are coming back!

Michelle said...

Your comments on my blog cracked me up!!!

Yes, I'll send you my used razor and a bonus new one. That's just how sweet I am.

You were the ONLY one to notice how I snuck in that 4th week. LOL

SoozNooz said...

Gorgeous story - said as only little girls can!!!
LOUD speakers - I am aghast. At least your were left with some dignity - :)

Misty said...

That is one of the funniest things I have ever heard!!! What a great story!

Kris said...

Weird. Funny the things kids say isn't it? Stopping by from SITS!!

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, Joanne, you are a riot.

Drahdrah said...

That's hilarious !

Beth in NC said...

LOL!!! That is funny!

La Belle Mere UK said...

How cute! Kids do say the funniest things!

Bec xx

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

You gotta love it. I also love that you are sitting in a chair next to her and yet she manages to get away and page you because she "couldn't find you". Kids are so sneaky it scares me. :)

Ungirdled Passion said...

I'd be glad she forgot my name in this case! Funny! Happy SITS!

meandtheblueskies said...

Hey, she could have said Marge or Bertha. My daughter once got away from me in the department store. I was in a huge panic when I heard over the loudspeaker for Heather's father. When I got to the register, they told me that she said her father was lost. Yup, I was lost--not her. Kids are great. Happy SITS day.

Helen McGinn said...

She maybe met one of your 'personalities'...my daughter calls mine Bob....

K said...

At least she realized that you had a name other than mom. My son gets pissed if I suggest that I might be someone other than Mom.

Moms Fighting Fat said...

LOL, too cute. Definitely one of those "kids say the darndest things" moments.

~ Sandy

Melissa said...

That was absoultely hysterical! Thanks for the Monday morning laugh!

Creative Junkie said...

LOL - at least she asked for you by a name! At that age, mine probably would have described me as some 85 year old woman who says potty words a lot.

Cher said...

oh this is too funny! I can't believe she forgot your name. what a riot! Congrats on your SITS day... I have loved your posts!!

Little Miss Baker said...

I love this :) awe! Happy SITS Day!!

Smitten by Britain said...

Ha,ha,ha! That is so great!

Joy said...

That is seriously hilarious!

Happy SITS feature day!

Lisa said...

OK...that was so funny!! I could see my 4 year old doing that too!!
Happy SITS day!

Sandy said...

Okay, this is funny.....

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Cute!

CCW said...

Happy SITS day! Not being a mom, BUT an aunt who has a different nickname from each kid, there's no telling how long I would have blissfully been unaware that my charge was gone ... and probably thinking, "WHO is that FOOL they're looking for & why doesn't he/she/it go claim their kid ... wait! what? where's my munchkin? what name did they say? which kid do I have with me? which sister will laugh/freak out when the child I've bribed with M&M's & Coke spills the beans anyway?"

~Jamie said...

FUNNY!! That sounds like a day in the life of ~Jamie too!

Tara said...

LOL!!! you're killin' me!!!!!!!!

Robin said...

LOL....

Janna Bee said...

That is hilarious!

Chanda said...

Awww, that is so cute!

Scrappy Girl said...

That is HILARIOUS! Thanks for the giggle...I love kids.

Queenie Jeannie said...

OK, now that is just seriously funny hun!! LOVE IT!

TR Hughes said...

LOL, Joanne! Happy SITS Day!

Aleta said...

ROTFLMAO. THAT was hilarious!

Amy said...

Children are way too funny...

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Goodness gracious, that's funny. I can't believe that's the name she thought of! :)

Melissa said...

LOL! I don't know where kids come up with this stuff.

Rose said...

se forgot your name.... priceless!

(army)Wife said...

HAHAHA! I love it!

Merry said...

Oh, golly that is some funny stuff. My daughter constantly cracks me up but that is the best!

she's so blog [nicholette] said...

so cute :) lol

Rbarakat said...

That is too funnny!AT kleast she went to the desk!

T~T said...

and with NO tears!

Jessica said...

Nice to meet you, Joanne! hahahaha

Rachel said...

Very funny!

Jen said...

That's awesome!!! When my then-4 year old got lost, she told the people at Kroger to page "Miss Jenny" because that's what everybody calls me, she said :)

Sophia's Mom said...

Funniest.
Story.
EVER!

At least she thought of a name! I thought my mom's name was Mom until I was about 7.

Happy SITS Day!

blueviolet said...

Now THAT is a funny story! LOL

Single Mama NYC said...

LOL! That's because to her your name is Mommy, not Rhonda. Too cute!

Tonya said...

What a cute story...kids are so funny!

Ronnica said...

Joanne? Haha! Perhaps she was hoping that a nice woman named Joanne would show up and take her home to eat cookies and ice cream and watch movies all day?

Laura said...

Happy SITS Day!

Tricia McWhorter said...

She couldn't remember your name??? She sounds like my husband.

Geeta said...

Well, she's good at spur-of-the-moment situations I supposed!

Happy SITS day!

Stefany said...

Too freaking funny! Joanne! That is good.

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

So adorable.

Laura said...

ROFL Our friend's son kept calling me Sally for the longest time and we couldn't figure out why until we realized it was a character from Cars. We don't know why he associates me with it, but oh well... at least it's a Porsche! ;)

Emily's Bloggin' Out!!!! said...

That is awesomw!!!! Joanne...lol!!! I love it!!! dropping in from sits

Marrdy said...

That is too funny! Kids come up with some really great stuff sometimes!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

You are so funny! Happy SITS Day!

MarcomMom said...

So cute. And it just goes to show that we really are, indelibly, just Mommy to them, way down deep where it counts. Kinda wonderful when you think about it.

Megan said...

That's too cute! Love what kids come up with.

Stacey said...

That is so funny and so cute!

Beth said...

...you responded to it so it worked! :)

Lance and Jewls said...

Ha ha! I remember when I was little thinking that all dads had the same name and since my dad's name is Daniel I thought it was universal. I mean...why not? Everyone else called their mom, mom and their dad, dad! :)

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh my gosh... too cute!!

Have a great feature day.

Alicia said...

oh my gosh that's hysterical!! hope you have an awesome SITS day!

jori-o said...

Rhonda . . . Joanne . . . clearly you can see how the two could be mixed up??

Ah, kids. I suppose it could have been worse...she could have said your name was Clyde or something (no offense to any Clydes out there).

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

This made me smile. :) Happy SITS Day to you!!!

Stalker v1.5 said...

Total smile, that is precious!

sandy said...

Oh my gosh! that's so funny!

Happy SITSday!

Henrietta said...
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Henrietta said...

How cute! Kids say the funniest things!

Happy SITSday!

Eileen said...

Happy SITS day. Out of the mouths of babes!

Mel said...

Sounds like something my son would do. Kids do the weirdest, craziest things sometimes....gotta love 'em!

piecemeal people said...

Hee hee - that's cute! If you ask my three-year-old son what my name is, he says "Miss Amanda."

So polite.

Mama Mel said...

OMG! I am cracking up right now! This is too funny! I love it! :)

SugarandSpice said...

How hilarious! Hope your day being the FB is as amusing!

dddiva said...

You need to put a depends warning on your blog. Just sayin'.

Janet said...

Stopping by from SITS. You have a great blog, and this post is hilarious! The things kids come up with!

theselfloveproject said...

you are too funnyy..

Andrea said...

Joanne?! Too cute.

C. Beth said...

Ha! That's awesome.

Kekibird said...

Creative on her part!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Hmmm... that is interesting. I wonder where she heard it?

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Love it! I wonder how old I was when I knew what my parents names were. I really can't remember that long ago. That is a funny random name to pull out of no where!

CoffeewithZooly said...

Well at least she still went home with you ! She could have changed Mom's while she was at it.
Interesting story

Amy said...

That is great! I love the logic little kids have. Everything makes perfect sense in their world, even though it doesn't make a lick of sense to us. How funny.

Mama Mair said...

Thanks for the laugh!
Kids are great.
Joanne is a nice name but she could have thought of something more creative like Mother Dearest!
Happy SITS day!

Kathryn said...

That is great! lol gotta love 5 year olds!

Mountain Mama said...

My son refered to his father as "the boy who lives with us and drinks coffee." Can't wait to hear that one over the loudspeaker.

Lady Mama said...

Oh gawd. Sorry but that is hilarious. I suppose it could have been worse - at least Joanne is a decent name.

greedygrace said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!

Seriously, all your featured posts are hysterical. Good choices!

Karen (KayKay) said...

This is the best story I've read all day. Hilarious!

The Redhead Riter said...

That is so sweet and innocent.

Visiting from SITS

:o) Hope you had a Happy Monday!

Bentley Boutique said...

When she becomes a teenager and doesn't want anyone to know when she is talking to you on the cell phone, she can just refer to you as Joanne! Too cute.
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Controlling My Chaos said...

I'm thinking maybe Olivia is a little passive aggressive and she got you. :)

shortmama said...

Oh my gosh that is funny! Of all the names???

Kara said...

OK, I just laughed out loud at this one. Then I had to share it with my son and hubbie who heard me giggling. You are one funny lady!

Sarah said...

OMG! That is freakin hilarious!!! LOL! Love it!

Happy SITS day!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Happy SITS!

Cute. I'd settle for Joanne. I've been called worse by my kids at times when they were teens but loved them unconditionally nonetheless! They grow up fast.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Bless her, that's so sweet!