Johnny really is the ultimate party guest! Often he is the entertainment you didn’t know your party needed, providing comic relief at any moment. He can also act as a bouncer, checking credentials by asking your guests who they are and who invited them. (this role does get a little awkward). what they are doing there.
At times, if the hostess is lucky, he will find something about their home he finds…….well, beyond cool, that he has the hostess ready to call House Beautiful or……..depending on ego, Martha Stewart.
Last night might require a call to Martha herself.
In the spirit of Memorial Day we were at a BBQ with my husband’s classmates from Annapolis. Remembering our Dear Friend who is serving in Afghanistan and showing our support to his family we were sitting on their deck watching the kids play and “remembering when.”
All of the sudden the door slams open. There stands Johnny. Not one to waste time by finding me and quietly asking his question, Johnny bellows:
HEY PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING THIS PARTY………. AND LIVE IN THIS HOUSE………….. CAN I GO THE BATHROOM IN YOUR BATHROOM???!!!!
Hostess: (giggling) Uh, yes, of course.
I shake my head and the conversation continues.
Again, Johnny appears at the doorway.
Johnny: Hey Mommy…….It’s pretty cool in there……… they have BLUE TOILET WATER!!!
Me: Wow…You’re right, THAT’S cool!
At this time the hostess is relieved she spent the time cleaning that toilet.
An hour or so later:
Me: Johnny, come on, it is time to go.
Johnny: But I dooon’t waaannnna go! This place is PARADISE!!!
I mean really who can blame him? How can I compete with organized legos AND pristine BLUE TOILET WATER.
Get on the horn with Martha……..STAT!