I have a friend who makes me nervous that my jaw will get stuck in the down position (a lot like how I STILL worry that if I crossed my eyes they would get stuck like that forever).
What kind of cruel, don't-want-my-kid-to-have-any-fun-at-all, mother would tell their child such a thing?!
I should clarify that I'm definitely not talking about my mom.
She would never tell us such absurd lies. She is a super-hero, if you don't recall. And, she always told us super-hero's couldn't lie. (OK, I totally made that last part up.)
Which reminds me of a question (I promise I have a point that I may or may not get to in this post). How many of your moms told you that you had to eat the crust on your bread because that is where all the nutrients are? How many of your moms actually BELIEVE that to be true because their moms told them?
We live in a society of gullible people.
Back to my point:
My friend Jenny does the most hilarious and outrageous things, that my mouth continually hangs open while I'm around her. The things she says and does never fail to amaze me.
I met her when I danced ballet years ago. Her comments brought Rachel and I more joy than you can even imagine.
One time, during dance class, she looked at Rachel with all sincerity and asked, "Do you ever wish you could take your eye ball out and EAT it?"
Then, when she was invited to my pottery wedding shower, she painted this wonderful, umm..thing, for me:
If you're wondering, it's a spoon rest that is painted orange, and has a multitude of things stamped on to it, including but not limited to: a safety pin (complete with label), foot prints, a dinosaur, dog bones and grapes.
She never ceases to amaze me.
So, when I got the opportunity to see her for the first time in a long while this past semester, I was undoubtedly excited! I knew for sure she wouldn't be exactly the same crazy Jenny B. that I grew to love...cause, everyone has to grow up sometime.
And, I was right. She isn't exactly the same. She's WAY better. She has grown up - she's intelligent and mature...
But, she's still the fun-loving, make-my-jaw-drop friend that I remembered!
I won't go into all the hilarious details of our dinner date, because I want her to hang out with me again sometime! But, I wanted to tell you that when I told her I was surprised that after all these years she still remembered how to spell my name correctly, her response was:
Of course I do! It's all jacked up with the vowels!
Everyone needs a friend like Jenny B.