Thursday, March 10, 2011

my dad is a dealer

         I have a super funny Juan story for you today. friday 6
When Juan first came to stay with us from Colombia we were talking about his family.
He told us his mother was a secretary and his dad was a dealer.
Just like that.
I was a little surprised.friday 4
He was so matter of fact about it.
No big whoop.
I was smiling and thinking quickly inside my head about how I could respond intelligently.delicious 3
I finally said something like
‘Do all of your friends have Dads that are dealers? That must be a difficult profession.’photo story friday
Poor Juan (who didn’t really understand English all that great) responded that ‘No, all of his friends did not have dealer dads.  It was a good profession. His Dad travelled all over and was able to provide for all of his kids.’friday 5
I was like, ‘Were you worried about the danger when you were growing up of having a dealer dad?’
And Juan said, ‘No, he never really got hurt. He just drove from town to town. He was always safe. He always made a lot of money to take care of all of the kids.’ friday
Juan shared that he had never really thought about his dad’s profession all that much.friday 1
It was at that point I said ‘You might not want to tell too many people that your dad is a dealer Juan. People over here in America totally frown on drug dealing.’
Then Juan burst out laughing.
His dad wasn’t a Colombian drug dealer.friday 2
He is a sports memorabilia dealer. He travels from city to city with suitcases of sports memorabilia to provide for his family.
Phew! That was a close one : )friday 3
Have a great weekend. Be kind to everyone you encounter. {Especially all of the dealers.}
gary adams jr

62 comments:

April said...

Oh, my word...that's a good one, Becky! You know, the way things were going, I would have come to that very same conclusion. Whew...what a relief! :)

Comeca Jones said...

Waaay funny!

Kristina P. said...

That's funny! I would have thought the same thing.

antoinette marie said...

love the story...love the ice cream shot....love your reckless abandonment with kaishon's hair....it's making me think since i chopped asher's mohawk off a few weeks ago cause it was so crooked....be brave, be funny my friend!

Gigi said...

Children are so innocent! I would have thought the same thing as you!

Marla said...

That is too funny. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Mari said...

That's so good!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is just way too hilarious!!!!! And I love your photos.....especially the handful of goldfish!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so hilarious...I would have thought the same thing!!! Stereotype who?

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I was thinking casino card dealer, so at least I was in the realm of legal employment.

really.truly said...

You always have such fun experiences and stories. That was so funny....you handled it so well!

The Incredible Woody said...

Haha! A friend of mine is a kindergarten teacher. A child in her class said that her Daddy was a dealer. Sadly, she meant the drug dealing kind...

Erin said...

That is such a funny story! Hilarious confusion.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Shawntae said...

That is so funny! Great photos!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Goodness...that is too cute! Thanks for the smile, B. :)

TOLIVER FAMILY said...

hilarious

Run DMT said...

LOL Phew! That was a close one, Juan! hee hee Great photos, mama!

Wanda said...

Oh that is too funny. I reminds me of a story of my son when he was in 1st grade. The teacher ask all the children what their father's work was. Myk's response was "My Dad doesn't work, he just goes to the church every day." Needless to say he didn't understand that Preachers go to church to "work".
We all got a laugh from that one!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Well, hon' not all Colombians are drug dealers! Just not like not all Pennslvanians are rednecks. Just some of us. :)

Seriously...that was a good one...glad you got it cleared up!

FootPrints said...

HA HA thats a great story!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

ha! you have great stories! have a great weekend :)

Cecily R said...

THIS is why I adore you! Best story EVER.

Sam said...

Hilarious!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Too funny! I guess there are all kinds of 'dealers' out there! :)

Shey said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh-My-Gosh Becky that story is hilarious! hahaha poor Juan XD

M said...

I kept thinking card dealer....I didn't think about cars or sports...only drugs and cars!

Great pics...the little girl in the 2nd to last picture has my eyes.

debi9kids said...

hahaha too funny!
I was thinking a car dealer.

Always LOVE your photos and now I'm craving ice cream :)

Chris said...

That just seems like a scene that would have come right out of my life. :)

What a great story! I'm still laughing :)

wonderloveandpraise said...

oh i'm SO glad it's not just me. i embarrass myself - and my children - daily. i'm not alone!!!!

;)

Casey Freeland said...

If anyone asks, Juan, your dad is a traveling salesman. Great story.

I love that guy in the last picture. Hilarious!

Cheers,

Casey

Christina said...

Love, love it! Nothing like the stories we get from real life!

Jennifer said...

Oh, haha. That's too funny.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That reminds me of when I was little, my dad worked for a pharmaceutical company (a drug warehouse) and when asked, I'd reply, "He works in a drug warehouse." I didn't realize how that must've sounded.

Juan knew exactly what his dad did!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, this is funny! :)

Have a lovely weekend, Becky!

MonaBL said...

Haha! That's a good one! I would 've thought the same myself... :-) Love your pics, especially the little hand with goldfish... <3

Formerly known as Frau said...

Too funny! Love Juan stories! Love the last picture your hubby as a look like please Becky no more pictures for the love of god women put the camera away! Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

Saw your comment on Mz Booshay's blog, so I came here to leave you a comment:) I have been following your blog since you published an interview with her, but haven't left a comment. At least, I don't think so...We don't live too far from you: in the Shenandoah Valley in VA. C'mon over for a visit, I would love to become a blogger friend:)

Maddy said...

Hahaha!! Well, glad that got cleared up!

Tracy P. said...

1. Hilarious story!
2. I love your sister. That ice cream pic rocks.
3. How in the world did you get that little hand to stop moving so you could get a crystal clear pic of the goldfish????
4. Cheer up Gary! ;-)
5. You're a treat, Becky. Have a fabulous weekend!

mamamia said...

I l oved this story. Way too funny. Excellent pictures. I need your camera and talent! I think Gary needs a huge kiss!

Debbie said...

Boy, talk about jumping to the wrong conclusion!

Anita Johnson said...

I'm cracking up...thanks for a good laugh!

TechnoBabe said...

No wonder he was proud of his dad providing so well for his family.

LceeL said...

Good idea - that last one. Be kind.

Sharon said...

That was too funny! I would have thought the same thing. Good thing he got a kick out of it too. :)

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I was guessing car dealer, but I love it's sports memorabilia - now that sounds like a unique, interesting job!

She Writes said...

OMGOSH!!! That is hilarious :)!!

jennykate77 said...

That's hilarious!

I just love you!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Love that last pic of Gary.

Shel said...

too funny!

Mama Zen said...

That is hilarious!

Mel said...

Hi , just wanted to say thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I love your pics!!!

Matty said...

I had a sense it wasn't drugs. I was thinking more like a car dealer. Great pictures, as always.

Liz said...

Oh my gosh....that is too funny! Great pictures!

Jennifer Bowen said...

I love your funny stories. =D Glad to see a photo of your hubby. Did he try to shy away from that take or did you finally convince him to pose for you?

Jim said...

'Lost in translation' for sure! lol

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

ha! that's too funny!!

they must refer to sales people as 'dealers'?

~h

Panduka said...

Thanks for visiting my blog... Wow you really have patience and all the questions in your head... I love this post...

SHARM said...

O.K. I learned something new today I was signed under my husbands e-mail account and the previous post his name sorry about it

lifebythecreek said...

Ooopsie... that might have been a little awkward, huh? Hahaha... I am so glad that it was just trading cards and not drugs. Well, except that my boy has a thing for Pokemon cards and LEGOs, and it almost may as well be drugs when I go back and look at what was spent on Ebay in the past few months. We might need an intervention...

Teachinfourth said...

Oh, so THAT'S the deal...

Mrs4444 said...

HA! I'm a pusher (homework pusher).

Aunt Snow said...

Becky, your photos are amazing. I am full of admiration. I am no good as a photographer of people - but you capture so much of your subject's inner life and essence. I am so impressed.