Sunday, June 15, 2008

Issues in the Walker House

So we are getting ready for church today and I notice Todd putting stuff in a little, black backpack that I had in the goodwill box. He is so excited to have something to store all his stuff in. I ask what stuff he is looking to store, kind of dreading where I know this conversation is headed. "Oh you know, my glasses, sunglasses, wallet, money clip, cellphone, bible and pen."
I ask him if he seriously considering using this back pack. He says of course.

Now, no offense to people who actually wear backpacks to carry their junk around. I am sure you are really nice and cool. Your back pack is probably really nice and cool as well.

Todd's backpack is really small and is probably made for a 3 year old. He is 35.

I go off to finish getting one of my 5 kids ready and the next thing I know I see Todd walking around with the backpack on.

"Are you actually wearing that to CHURCH!" I asked him. I am mortified. Todd is not the type of person to be wearing the midget backpack. He is a big musclely man who played division 1 football and is very manly, has manly chesthair, and sometimes doesn't wear deodorant. You get the picture. It was totally freaking me out.

You probably think I am shallow. Well, that's exactly what Todd said. I then told him if he is going to wear it in public not to walk near me.

Well, we had words. . . I called him a dork, he called me immature . . . it was lovely.
Here is a picture. Should we bring back the manpack?

11 comments:

Joel Halpin said...

It's great to hear from you Sandi. I personally side with Todd. Not because I like backpacks, but because I support is right to be nerdy.

Eric and April Colquett said...

Very funny! Im glad your blogging again.

diane said...

Love it! So glad you are back! I check your blog often and I always laugh! I think you should compile all them in a book...really! David would say yeah to the backpack. I think I might buy him one. My purse is too small for everyone's stuff=)

keeprunnin said...

So glad you are back. We would love to get together. I think maybe you should consider letting Todd be in charge of the diaper bag since he loves to carry stuff in bags.

Johnny E! said...

Where do you want to keep all that stuff in his pants? Then there is too much junk in the trunk!

martha said...

More more...we need more!! I am anxiously awaiting your thoughts on homeschool and pregnancy woes...don't leave martha hanging here...

maryecoker said...

I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying! Sherman and Todd should get together. He carries a black box with all of his stuff in it. Will and I call it his purse...

Brian, Shelya, and Blythe said...

Hey Sandi! I just checked your blog randomly this morning when I was reminiscing about Texas and you're back! It's good to see your family doing well...

I would tell Brian he wasn't allowed to walk near me either.

Erica said...

glad your back..joel is a nerd too.

Tinsie said...

It doesn't look *that* bad. It doesn't look cool either, but I reckon he can pull it off.

Steve, Tracy, Wesley & Reeve said...

Oh my - I am laughing so hard right now! What a hilarious story about Todd and his goodwill backpack. Steve would definitely do that too if I didn't carry a suitcase sized purse around (which is where I find all his stuff). Great to have you back in the blog world!