This year I made aprons for the ladies in my life. Here are some pictures of the recipients.
Here are some of my West Coast sisters-in-law and my mother-in-law in their aprons.
BTW (by the way for non-texters.) I misspelled the word sisters-in-law in front of my entire middle school. I was on the Quiz Bowl Team because all my friends were smart. I joined, but usually “sat the bench” at tournaments. At the end of the year, we challenged the teachers. My math teacher, Mr. Dixion, misspelled “the plural form of sister-in-law” as sister-in-laws. AT LONG LAST! I actually knew the answer. I excitedly pushed my button and spelled the plural of sister-in-law, “s-i-s-t-e-r-i-n-l-a-w-s“. Or exactly as my math teacher had just spelled it. I waited for the applause, only to have Ms. Hurley, the school councelor, give me a sad glance. “I’m sorry, you spelled it exactly the same way as Mr. Dixion. Incorrect.” And the crowd tittered.
Then I had to sit there in front of the entire middle school looking dumb for the rest of the tournament. I am sure the entire middle school just looked at me the rest of the tournament and thought, “She is so dumb.” Probably not, but having been a middle schooler, and having taught middle schoolers, middle schoolers can’t get too far past what they think the crowd is thinking.
And one more west coast sister-in-law. The Hunni is one of seven kids, so I have several Whitaker Family sisters-in-law.
This is my Texas sister-in-law. One of my five sisters-in-law that I have on the Whitaker side of my family.
And one more time for good measure. I love my sisters-in-law.
I have never been a good speller, I think I have a case of “bi-polar spelling”. This is a condition is which a child is raised traveling back and forth between two hemispheres, learning 2+ languages, and suffering from an acute case of jet lag that leads to poor spelling in later life. At least that is my excuse, and I am sticking to it!
I even misspelled a word on our Senior Float!!!! Thankfully, I had smart friends and they fixed it before we pulled out into the Homecoming Parade.
So what was your big “flub-up” in middle school. Or what was your worst misspelled word? Please share, so that we can all “titter”.
titter intr.v. , -tered , -tering , -ters . To laugh in a restrained, nervous way; giggle. n. A nervous giggle. (from answers.com)