Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Retro Post in Honor of My Birthday!!!

I wrote this post 2 years ago
and decided to repost it
in honor of my birthday being today!!

Today is my birthday!

Woo Hoo!
We have a little inside joke about birthdays
around here that I thought I'd let you in on.

When I was growing up my dad was a clown that performed at birthday parties. He once performed at a nursing home for a man that was turning 90. My dad described this sweet old man as sitting in a wheelchair and donning a Birthday boy crown. The performance was going well until the elderly man fell into a fit of jealousy that all of the party goers were paying attention to my dad instead of him.

As the story goes, he angrily wheeled himself to the front of the room and starting yelling at the top of his lungs "I'm the birthday boy, ignore that clown!!!" My dad tried to talk over him and finish the act quickly but the man just continued to wheel himself back and forth in front of the performance yelling obscenities.

He made such a scene that a nurse had to wheel the poor guy into the hallway to calm him down. My dad just continued his act (the show must go on) but could hear the angry old fart shouting through the door..."I'm the birthday boy, ignore that clown!!!" over and over and over and over. Now, every time I have a birthday I wake up in the morning and shout

"I'm the birthday girl, ignore that clown!"

5 comments:

Singedwingangel said...

bwhahahah.. I can honestly say that I have seen some funny stuff out of residents in the nursing homes. One woman tried to snatch Jesse when he was a baby being carried in the carrier. She thought Gene had stolen her baby doll from her room. He had to run to get away from her. The nurses just laughed and went in to bring her "baby" out to her.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

LOL Love that story. Happy birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Linda D. said...

I'm ignoring the clown and wishing you a happy, happy, happy birthday... and many more! ;)

R Montalban said...

That is so funny. Happy Birthday Leigh, hope you have a fantastic day :-)

Sue said...

Hope you had a great one, Leigh!

(such a funny story)

=)