Monday, December 11, 2006

Skirting the Issue

"Hey, I was wondering if you could make me a Christmas tree skirt. I just use a blanket right now and it doesn't work, exactly, and it looks kind of fugly."

"Um... Well, sure, but you'll have to describe it to me."

"Mom, you know, a Christmas tree skirt."

"Hm. I'm sure I could, but I'm not sure exactly how it would work."

"Ma, I'm sure you've made one of these before." Long pause. "You know, the thing that wraps around the bottom of the Christmas tree! To cover the tree stand."

"Oh! I thought you meant a skirt for you, somehow shaped like a Christmas tree, and I was trying to figure out how the top of the tree would get around your waist!"


Candace said...

I'm cracking up wondering what she thought you meant when you said "I just use a blanket right now" =)

Chad R West said...

That's too funny. I've had many conversations with my Ma that went along these lines. Not about a skirt of course, but... You get the idea!