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Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Greetings From ASU

Is it me, or is there something unnatural about this picture. It looks like the Three Wise Men are traveling to an ASU alumni meeting. This is a picture that I took this morning at ASU. My kids are keeping me busy, and I’m having the time of my life. We went Christmas shopping yesterday. I don’t think I’ll ever get use to seeing plastic inflatable snowmen in the dessert landscape.

Here’s a picture of my daughters, Dani and Coty. I’ve learned a lot by watching them this week. Men have been hitting on my girls, and I’ve been taking notes. Some men are suave and know all the right things to say, while others need a lot of help. Here’s a tip. If you want to date a girl, you need to make points with her mother.

My daughter, Dani, is a pretty girl, and she has many suitors. She works at a coffee shop, and her boss told me that business always picks up when Dani is working behind the counter. One day, while I was visiting the shop, three bachelors dropped by to flirt with my daughter. Dani wanted my input about her boyfriends, and she introduced me to each young man. Bachelor Number One was smooth and genteel. He said, “Oh Mother Jones, it’s so nice to meet you, and I’d like to thank you for bringing your beautiful daughter into the world.” Really, I’m not making this up. Then he also gave me his cell phone number, and made me promise that I would call him if I needed anything while I was in town. This young man is on the right track to winning my daughter’s heart. He was saying all of the right things, but I wasn’t sure about his sincerity.

Then I met Bachelor Number Two. He tried to impress me, but he fell flat on his face. He told me that I was hot for my age, and that Dani is a hot date. Please note that this is definitely something that a man should never say to a girl’s mother. My daughter is not hot, she’s a lady, and the only hot thing going on in my life is menopause. I told my daughter that Bachelor Number Two needs time to grow up.

Bachelor Number Three dropped by later on during the day. I immediately fell in love with this guy, and I told Dani that I really want this guy as my son-in-law. He was sweet and kind, and we chatted for nearly an hour. He also gave me his cell phone number, and he made arrangements to escort me to Dani’s graduation ceremony. Bachelor Number Three was prepared for the ceremony. He handed me tissues when I started to cry when Dani walked across the stage to receive her diploma. The best part about this guy is his sincerity. I adore compassionate men and we agreed to stay in touch. I told Dani that I’m planning their wedding, and that I want grandchildren. Now!

I’ll keep you posted.


Blogger Scott said...

Good for him. Okay, remember: hot is not a good thing to say to a woman's mother. Also, here is something funny--after all my chemo, one thing that started happening was big, manly me started to have hot flashes. So now I can do a lot better empathizing with women in menopause!

That is a very strange scene . . . What part of Arizona is that in?

6:40 PM  
Blogger MY OWN WOMAN... said...

Why do men think they can pull the wool over the mother's eyes? We weren't born yesterday, we've heard all the sweet talk, and generally, we know what we want for our daughters.....even before our daughters know what they want for themselves! Good work Detective Jones.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Go get 'em, MJ! Sounds like Dani is on her way to finding the right man with you steering her...something to be said for Mom's advice! As for Bachelor #2, I quote Dan Hedaya from "Clueless": "Anything happens to my daughter, I got a .45 and a shovel, I doubt anybody would miss you."

10:54 PM  
Blogger Amrita said...

Your girls are very pretty.

The suitors are like Portia 's in The Merchant of Venice!

11:16 PM  
Blogger may said...

i'll await the update about the wedding :)

11:31 PM  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Poor Dani! It sounds like her mother want's to pick her husband for her now!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

You are a cool mom! I'm sure your daughters appreciate it.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Smalltown RN said...

First...your daughters are gorgeous and look like genuine women...of course they will have suiters and rightly so....I am glad that you got to meet three of them...and like you go with your gut...if you think #3 is the man...chances are it is....I hope you enjoy your visit....

1:52 PM  
Blogger Mage And George said...

This one sounds like a keeper....and I hope she does. Bravo mom of the graduate. :)

3:15 PM  
Blogger kario said...

I love that your daughter is willing to introduce her boyfriends to you - that says a lot about the kind of mother you are.

I also love that she has more than one - good job, girl! You've taught her well.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Jean-Luc. He took my line. "Poor Dani". She is probably counting the days until you head home. smile
And when will that be?


8:13 AM  

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