Thursday, December 25, 2008

Stories should teach a lesson ;)

I’m in San Diego and had to go to the lobby to log on to blogger and post this. I now TRULY understand the blogging addiction.

Hi! My name is Julia and I am a blogging addict! I must really like the sound/read of my own voice ;)

Anyways, I said that I would tell the story of how I almost got in to a fight at the big monkey’s Russian School recital.

The recital was being held in a big recreation type room. There were probably 100 parents sitting in chairs around a make-shift stage. Since we got there about 5 minutes before the start of the show, there were no more chairs. So, we stood in back.

Every 15 minutes or so, the noise level would increase and the director of the school would tell everyone to quiet down. About 30 minutes after the show started, the big monkey’s group got up to perform. At the same time, I became aware of these punk-ass kids (3 boys around 19 years old) standing behind me and laughing and chatting pretty darn loudly. I was already in a pissy mood from having to stand for so long so I turn to them and, nicely, say “Excuse me. Will you please shut up?” I turn back to watch my beautiful child perform. They stop and call me rude to my back, and continue talking loudly. So, I turn to them and, with a smile, say “OK. Either shut the fuck up, or leave”.

At about that time, my husband, who was standing about 10 feet away, heard the guys talking smack to me, didn't hear what transpired up until that point, and walked up to them. “Do you have a problem? Do you want to step outside?” he says. Now my husband is 6’3”, 200 lbs, hair buzzed short, a look that could kill. The “boys” looked up at him and started hemming and hawing and backed off.

Of course, being the good person I am, I couldn’t let the opportunity to teach and mold the young minds of tomorrow escape me. I walked back up to the “lads” and said, “You know, you shouldn’t talk smack to a woman when you don’t know who her husband is.”

I could have taken care of myself, especially in a verbal scuffle, but it was oh so nice to see them go from acting all cocky to a 5’2” petite mom, to almost peeing themselves when facing off against a 6’3” pissed off dad.


Kirsten / Mama Ginger Tree said...

There is nothing sexier than a husband who sticks up for his wife. :-)

Blogging Under the Influence said...

Way to go hubby!

Joanna said...

That is so funny! My husband is the same way!

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