Hello friends! It’s time for another installment of No Filter Friday. This is the time that I love to share things that the girls have said or done that have left us red-faced, laughing, and sometimes speechless. I have mainly shared stories of Skylar and her lack of filter here on my blog, but what many of you don’t know is that Hailey also lacks a filter, just to a lesser degree. In many ways it is refreshing how brutally honest the girls are, but it can be embarrassing. If you are new to my blog or missed previous posts, you can click here for a complete list of No Filter Friday stories.
Today’s story is about Hailey. For you to really enjoy this story I must give you some background. Her class recently did a project call the Living History Museum. In this project the students picked a famous figure from history, wrote a research paper, and then presented a 1-2 minute speech about their figure in a Living History Museum. It was a really cool project. Hailey submitted her list of people for consideration and found out that she would be researching Davey Crockett.
When she came home from school with a packet of information about the history museum I realized that she would need to dress up as her character. One day after school we were talking and I told her that I was going to order a coonskin cap for her to wear. She quickly told me that she had learned the following:
-It was David Crockett NOT Davey. He never went by Davey.
-He NEVER wore a coonskin cap. He wore a brown felt hat.
-He wasn’t “King of the Wild Frontier”. He was famous for serving in Congress and later fighting in the Battle of the Alamo. All the stuff from the Disney show was fabricated after his death.
Wow! I was totally surprised. I had no idea. I was impressed with how much she was learning about David Crockett. Suffice it to say, I did NOT order a coonskin cap. She dressed up like an old-timey Congressman for her history museum. I was so proud of all the work she did! She gave her speech over 25 times to other students, parents, & visitors.
We recently made a trip to Disneyland and ventured into Frontierland. I asked Hailey if she wanted to ride on the Davey Crockett Canoe Ride. She said “ok” and so we got in line. As we were waiting, the Disney cast member came by (in a coonskin cap) and asked the girls if they were “excited to ride in Davey Crockett’s canoe and to see the wild frontier he was the king of?”. Hailey had the following conversation with the cast member.
Hailey: Did you know that Davey Crockett NEVER wore a coonskin cap?
Disney guy: Sure he did!
Hailey: No he didn’t! He wore a brown felt hat.
Disney guy: I think he wore a coonskin cap for a play once.
Hailey: No he didn’t!! His name was David, NOT Davey! He was NEVER the “King of the Wild Frontier”. He NEVER wore a coonskin cap AND he fought and died at the battle of the Alamo to help make Texas settlers free!
Disney guy (looking rather flustered): Wow! You’ve done your research haven’t you?
Hailey: You see all this? (waving her arm around at the canoes and the “frontierland”) This is all a lie!
At this point, Chris and I were rolling with laughter. Hailey was as serious as could be! The poor Disney guy couldn’t say anything else. I’m pretty sure he had never had a 10 year old tell him his job hocking Davey Crockett to the public was a total farce .
But it doesn’t end there! Oh wait…there’s more! As we got onto the canoe we were seated in the back. The only person behind us was another cast member who was responsible for the rear of the canoe. As we were paddling along, the gal up front kept talking about the frontier. When we were about half-way along on our journey, Hailey just blurted out:
-This is ridiculous! What in the world is this teaching people about David Crockett? NOTHING I tell you! Absolutely nothing!
The cast member behind us was hysterically laughing! Thankfully only the couple of people in front of us heard Hailey. In fact, the younger girl directly in front of me said “I don’t think that girl likes this ride very much!”
When we got off the canoe Chris and I could barely keep it together. It was truly one of the most AWESOME moments of “No Filter” EVER! I immediately called my dad at work to share the story with him. After he finished laughing he described the moment perfectly. He said “That is CLASSIC!”
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Make it great!