20 October 2011

The Flowers

Clearly, these flowers are not mine.
The scene:  I find a box by my front door when I return from running errands.  It's from a flower shop.

"It's not yours, Mom," Emperor assures me.  "Nobody sends you flowers."  Ah, but my name is on the box.  Inside the house it goes.

Emperor trails me as I set it on the counter and peek all over the box for a return address.  Nope.  Just the flower company.  Bummer.  I get a knife out to open the box.

"MOM!" Emperor yelps.  "It's not yours.  These are someone else's flowers.  You should put them back where you found them.  Or maybe give them to one of the neighbours.  It's probably theirs..."

But... my name is on the box.  So I open it.  Emperor cringes.  I look in the packaging for a card.  I look in the vase.  I peel the flowers out of the box to look for a card -

"Just put them back!  I don't think these are your flowers.  You shouldn't open them!"

*crinkle crinkle*

And I cut the stems according to package directions over someone's objections ("You're CUTTING them now?  MOM...") and put them in the vase with some water and flower food.  Sigh.  At this point Emperor is resigned to the inevitable; Mom has obviously stolen and damaged the flowers.  Then I called the company to find out who sent them. 

It's from my mom and dad!  Thanks, Mom and Dad!  See?  These ARE my flowers.  :)


  1. :)
    Smell the flowers .. eat the candy .. feel better soon!

    (quick! before the REAL owners of the flowers show up!)


  2. Poor Emperor, probably thought you'd get hauled off to jail or something.
    Nice flowers.

  3. I feel like there is a lesson there somewhere..... for D perhaps.

    Feel better soon, Mrs. C! I am thinking of you!

  4. Awww that is so lovely!
    I hope Emperor said sorry! lol

  5. I don't think I would have called around to find out who sent them. I think I would have let the kids think I had hijacked someone else's flower order. lol Too cute!

  6. Love this. It's great that your parents sent you flowers. I love how the kids can react to something they aren't used to.
    BTW, I have enjoyed perusing your blog as well.
    I read your posting from '08 about the laws your school district can follow. It's heartbreaking to think they can do such things to the kids and get away with it. Esther (yes it is her real name. I did struggle with if to use it on the blog in the end I was filled with peace on it) anyway, she's my first homeschool child. I have one left in public school and the rest have struggled through also. I've been so grateful that each year so far my 9th grader has been blessed with at least one christian teacher.
    I look forward to following you and your journey in homeschooling and life!


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