Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Story Telling

I love hearing stories. I also love telling stories.

Lately I have been listing to pod-casts from The Porch  and it made me think about how much people love storytelling. When I was a kid, my dad would have this nightly ritual where we would listen to him tell us stories from when he was a kid. I was obsessed. He would make everything so exciting and would not miss a detail. I think I have inherited that trait from him.

The other night I was telling CB how much I love story telling. He chuckled and said "You do have some pretty rad stories." I laughed and asked him what was his favorite one. He replied, "Well some of my favorite ones are the ones when I wasn't there. Like that one time you congratulated your dad's car."

True story, when I was five years old I congratulated my dad's car.  The funny part is that no one was with me to witness this and I went back home and told everyone like it was nothing. Here's the story.

When I was five years old, my family lived in an apt above a store. It was during winter and my mom asked me to go down to the store and buy some yogurt (this is a very normal thing to ask kids to do in the Middle East). The day before, my dad had gotten new seat covers for his car. While I was out getting yogurt, I passed by my dad's car to take a look. I remember telling the car in Arabic how beautiful the seat covers were and I congratulated it on it's new upgrade. I then said "Well I would love to stay and talk more, but I am really cold."

When I got back home, I proudly announced to my dad that I saw his car and that I congratulated it on the new seat covers.

I have yet to live this story down.

5 Grass Lovers:

Myrna said...

I love it! :o)

Nancy said...

But can your dad live down the seat covers? If they were the huge stuffed animal head covers I'd say he has more to be embarrassed about than you. ;)

I'm sure they were classy.

It's just that thinking about seat covers and the Middle East at the same time sends me into fits of giggles.

Erica {let why lead} said...

And now that it's up here, you'll really never live it down! You are honestly one of the most interesting people I know. (And I mean interesting in the best sense, not as a code for "weird"!)

ixoj said...

You should write a book with all your stories. It would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

I remember that day, you were so very serious about it all. So much for a sweet little 5 year old.Mom