Fast food an elevator

One of the million reasons I love having kids is that they absolutely crack me up. Whether its the silly things they say, the cute little looks with perfect timing or the funny moments like this one -- the memories we create will keep me laughing for a long, long time.

We made the trip to the Louisville Ronald McDonald House this evening to deliver all of the collected donation items from Aiden's birthday. The whole way, Ethan thought we were going to Ronald McDonald's house, as in where the friendly clown takes residence. How cute is that? It was raining which was kind of a bummer because we had to park on the busy street out front and make several trips in and out with all of the boxes from the cars. But we had some help from some of the House staff and Ethan actually SAT STILL while this was going on - they had a life-size Ronald McDonald figurine sitting on a bench in the lobby with a little nook for kids to sit in his lap. Ethan kept his lap warm for a good 10 minutes.

When we finally got all the goods inside the door, most of it could be carried up the few steps to the entrance, but the kids and I took a wagon-full of stuff in the elevator. I had my back turned to Ethan and suddenly heard an alarm ringing from inside. Apparently he pushed the emergency button and I couldn't figure out how to cancel it. A voice came over the intercom stating the elevator number, the Ronald McDonald House's address, etc. She then says "This is Simplex-Grinnell. Is everything okay?" Without skipping a beat, Ethan starts ordering chicken nuggets, fries, etc. I was almost crying I was laughing so hard - but then realized they might mistake my crying for cries of distress, so I pulled myself together to say "Sorry - everything is okay."

I don't care what you say...that is funny!


  1. Too cute! I literally laughed out loud :) Saw your posts on my blog. Yes, we definitely need to get together sometime soon!

  2. That is too funny! David and I both literally laughed out loud. Thanks for sharing!