Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The stuff that comes out of her mouth...

Lately, Lauren has been giving me lots of gems. It is like she suddenly decided to start using every phrase she ever heard on TV. Here are a few gems:

L-Mom, do you have a Countrywide Loan?

Me- No, why?

L-- Well, you should get one. They have no filing fees, no closing costs and no hidden fees. They are really good.

Me-- OK, thanks.


Take 2

Me-- Lu, I can hear you muttering under your breath. What is going on?

L-- Jacob is a vile old man. (not sure why.....).

Take 3

Me-- (as Lauren gets out of the car to go to school). Goodbye sweetie, I love you

L--Another day, another dime, another dollar (and closes the door)....

Take 4

Derek has been kicking around the idea of getting a new job. Long story for another post, but he currently has a job that he is doing really well at. He is good at it, he establishing himself as a real player in his industry and is being mentored by great people. It is the kind of job that pays obscene amounts of money, but requires nothing short of you soul. Having this baby has helped us understand that we need to restructure things and maybe look for a job that is a little bit closer, or allows him more sleep, etc.

Lauren caught wind of one of these conversations and after doing the hard sell to get us to move next to her cousins and Miles and Owen and Phoebe in Utah, she settled on finding him a job somewhere here. Each day she calls Derek and tells him about jobs that she has found around town. It is also a great topic of conversation for her "what should Daddy do?". This morning she saw a "help wanted" sign in front of Round Table Pizza. She was so excited to tell him about it. She also thinks he should work at Jamba Juice or the gas station. I get the feeling that she thinks that these jobs are SO COOL, she can't understand why he wants to look for another "money" job (we explained that she works in finance and helps other people invest their money).

So, if you know if any open positions at a Pizza Hut, a Jamba, a toy store or a book store, Derek's agent Lauren might be calling you.

She really is my sweet girl. It has been so fun to see her grown up personality come out.

11 comments:

Syd said...

She's awesome!! Love her trying to help Derek out!! We have openings at Target out here...it might just be holiday help though!! :) And yeah, why not Utah?? I'll be there in another year and a half!! :) Sorry about your crappy Thanksgiving. ICK!! I thought having cramps and a tiny bit of snow on our hour drive home was bad. Guess I was waaaay wrong!! :) Oh, I have some news of my own, that I'm not ready to put on my blog just yet, we're getting our paperwork to adopt again!! Should be an interesting ride, as you well know!! Hope your month is much better than the last few!! HUGS!!

Ana said...

Oh, too cute! I've heard Starbucks is a great place to work ...

Bek said...

Syd...that is GREAT news...get ready for the rollercoaster, eh? I will be watching for the "announcement". ;-)

Ana, I keep telling D that...he would make a GREAT barrista....

angie said...

Lauren is so cute! I love the "vile old man"! and if one of my kids said the "another day... and slammed the door and went to school, I think I would laugh all day! That is so funny!
Bek- did you know that we adopted again? We have a new little girl!

compulsive writer said...

That is so awesome. Of course I'd be all over that move!

Geo said...

Does Christmas help at the mall count, or is it already too late in the season to consider?

Bek said...

Angie,

I did see that. I just sent you a long e mail (two actually). Your girlie is SO cute... can't wait for details...

Hi! I'm Laura. Welcome to my blog. said...

that was a hilarious post!!! i laughed so hard!

cynthia said...

"vile old man???" What in the world is she watching, Jane Austen movies?!?
My favorite Lulu memory is still when she asked us if we could stay at Best Western "because wherever life takes you, Best Western is there..." she was kind of offended when we laughed.

Jen said...

That's hilarious! I like her "another day, another dollar" goodbye. I would have been laughing all day after that gem.

mrs. r said...

hysterical!