Nurse at the hospital: Your family seems very close and supportive, you all seem to really pull together and pitch in and manage great team work in the middle of a crisis.
Me: Thanks. I guess we’ve had a lot of practice.
Me, talking to the bridesmaid who is not a sibling: “So, are you sure you still want to hang around with us?”
Response: “Sure. I mean, there haven’t been any fatalities.”
on the drive home to ‘girls’ night’, listening to tales of broken legs, car accidents, and other recent family disasters. You can see why she’s one of the family.
I was writing place-tags for the reception and got to the Bride’s and realized I needed to write it with her new last name. It made me all sentimental and very misty eyed. I sniffled and blinked back tears and showed it to the Bride. She nipped the sob-fest in the bud:
“You spelled my name wrong, Woman. How long have you known me? ”