Are You The Boss?

It’s time for another installment of No Filter Friday.  Sorry that it has been a few weeks since I’ve shared a No Filter Friday post, but the holidays got the best of me and I’ve slowly been getting back into a routine.  This is the time that I love to share things that Skylar has said or done that have left us red-faced, laughing, and sometimes speechless.  If you are new to my blog or missed previous posts, you can click here for a complete list of No Filter Friday stories.

About a month ago, Chris came home and announced that his office was having a dinner in honor of the senior cadets that were being commissioned.  I was really excited as I hadn’t been out among adults a whole lot since moving back to Arizona.  We prepared the girls for this night out several weeks in advance.  This entailed reviewing proper restaurant etiquette, properly introducing themselves to other guests, & most importantly, reminding them not to scream at each other across the table.
The day of the dinner I had stopped in to Costco to pick up a few groceries and saw their favorite sticker books in the book section.  I bought one for each of them knowing that it would keep them happy for at least an hour.  I also brought the i-Pad and headphones for Skylar in case it got too loud for her.  On our way to the dinner Chris told Skylar that he was only working half the day the following day so that he could come have lunch with her at school for her birthday.  She was so excited!  She asked “you don’t have to work the whole day?”  to which he responded “I sure don’t!  My boss is giving me the rest of the day off, just so I can come have lunch with you!”
When we arrived at the restaurant I was thrilled to see that we had an entire back section reserved for our group.  We strategically put ourselves at the end of a table so we could sneak out if necessary.  The girls did fabulous through dinner, playing with their sticker books while we waited.  It wasn’t until the very end of the night that Skylar asked to have the i-Pad.  We weren’t quite ready to go so I happily obliged.  I made my rounds chatting with everyone and I eventually ended up talking with the Colonel (Chris’ boss).  As we were chatting,  Skylar came over and took the headphones out of her ears.  She looked quizzically  at him and the following exchange happened between the three of us.
Skylar:  Sir?  Are you the boss of Embry Riddle?
Colonel: Oh no!  I’m not the boss.  I’m more of a middle management guy.
Skylar:  What? I thought you were the boss!
Me:  Sir, you are Chris’ boss and he works at Embry Riddle, so for the purpose of this conversation, we are just gonna say that you are the boss of Embry Riddle ok?
Colonel:  Oh, ok then!  Yes Skylar, I’m the boss of Embry Riddle.
Skylar:  Oh good!  Well, thank you so much for giving my dad the day off tomorrow so that he can come have lunch with me for my birthday.
Me:  (standing there so proud that Skylar so eloquently spoke to “the boss”)
Colonel:  Well you are so welcome!  Your dad works really hard and I really appreciate all that he does in the office.
At this point the Colonel continued to praise Chris while Skylar got this totally “glazed over” look and slowly slipped her earphones back in her ears and pushed play on her i-Pad.  I was absolutely horrified!
The Colonel got the funniest look on his face and said: “Wow!  I think she is totally done with me!  I said “I’m sorry sir, but I’m pretty sure you lost her right after you said ‘you are welcome'”.  He laughed and said “I think you are right, but I really wanted you to hear how much I appreciate Chris and all he does.”
I’m so thankful for friends and family that don’t get offended when Skylar says and does her silly things.  Most people comment how refreshingly honest she is.  I’m sure that all of us have been in conversations where we wish we could just put our headphones in our ears!
Have a great weekend!  Make it a great one!

4 thoughts on “Are You The Boss?

  1. Ok, you got me hanging…the end of this said the following exchange happened between the 3 of us.

    And that’s it! Ok ok what happened???

    • Oh Dolly! You have me laughing! I accidentally hit publish instead of save before I was finished writing. It is finished now. Enjoy!

      Sorry to leave you hanging! 😉

  2. Why do I read these posts right before I go to bed … they make me smile and laugh! I need to remember to read them in the morning … makes the day go better! Thanks Julie … and tell Chris I said HI … and get the funk out!!!

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