Friday, January 4, 2013

Word Vomit-Blind in one eye

I was recently attending a football game with my Father-in-law.  I love that man.  He introduces me as his daughter.  I love that.  In fact if my husband turns out to be just like his dad, I won't mind at all.

When my father-in-law was just a boy, his brother shot him in the eye with a Bee-bee Gun.  Just like in the movie A Christmas Story the mother warns the boy.  "You'll shoot your eye out!"  

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Come to think of it, he was a kid around the same time that that movie took place.  I wonder if the writer knew my father-in-law, and used his story for inspiration, or if that just happened to a lot of kids in the 40's and 50's.  Most likely the latter.

So anyway he has a lazy eye because of it.  He jokes about it a lot too.  For instance, he and my mother-in-law have seven children, and I have heard him say before, that all he had to do was look at her with one lazy eye, and she would get pregnant. (He's a pretty funny guy.)

It is one thing to joke about your own deficiency though.  It is another thing for someone else to say something about it.  (Like for instance if anyone else ever said something about how often I put my foot in my mouth, I would be super angry.)

Yes, I know this is not a photo of the same football game. I didn't take pictures at that game because I was to busy making a donkey of myself. This is the team we were watching though. I got the photos off my cousin's facebook account.

Back to the football game.

I was sitting there with my father-in-law, talking about sports, and getting old, and how tough it was for me when I stopped playing water-polo after college, and I had the great sense to ask him: 

"Did you play any sports in High School?"

His response: "No, coaches weren't too interested to have a player who is blind in one eye."

OK, I thought...

I am a donkey face.  Who asks a guy with one good eye if he played sports!

But my next comment was choice:  "Sorry I guess I don't even notice your eye anymore."

Yep, that made it all better.

Way to go donkey face.

How could I say such an idiotic thing to the one person in this world who actually thinks I'm a trophy wife!



(head shake)

Somebody please help me.


  1. haha oh goodness. I have a tendency to stick my foot in my mouth too! My father-in-law was in a farming accident when we was in high school and lost one of his legs above the knee. I've asked him a lot of those same types of questions, but you'd be amazed by how much he did! One time he told my husband about how much he likes skiing- and that he learned to ski after learning to waterski. All while only having one leg! Pretty awesome!


    1. Ashley, we must be kindred spirits or something. That is awesome that he learned to ski with one leg. What a rockstar!

  2. What a blessing to have an excellent father-in-law!

    1. Thank you. I am so grateful for him.