May 17, 2009

It Never Crossed My Mind

I had been complaining that our lawn service didn't kill all the dandelions in the yard. I called them back and the blasted things finally started wilting.

Yesterday I told my husband I'm glad the dandelions are dying but now it's like they've all been replaced by these damn white puffy flowers. He looked at me like I was insane and then he told me the ugly truth.

Later when Aidan was asking me what animal made some crazy noise he was making I made my guess and the Mr said Oh, ok, Dandelion expert...

He hasn't been seen since.

UPDATE: That man I married just read this post and the first 3 comments. I'm totally doing quote-y fingers here. He said Oh my God, you're all stupid!

20 comments:

Karol said...

lol...you know what? I didn't know that either, so don't feel too bad! Thanks for teaching me something new today! :)

Michelle said...

LOL!

~aj~ said...

That's always confused me because I've heard both of those flowers called dandelions. And yet I never put it together that it was the same darn flower. I just thought everyone else was stupid. lol

melanie said...

I bet you also didn't know that the spread of said fluffy white flower is in direct correlation to the number of children you have in your yard blowing their seeds for their "wish value"... ahhh... you have much to learn, young one... hehe

CaseyDeuce said...

Wait wait wait... I thought the white puffies came first... then those puffed off of there and were dandelion seeds and then sprouted more dandelions... as so, the circle of weed-life. (picture papa dandelion, baby dandelion, you know, like simba in the lion king...)

~Ronda~ said...

I guess we're a bunch of damn stupid women, cause I didn't know it either!! Oh, wait, Matt wanted me to lie and say I did, sorry Matt!! LMAO!!

Ordie O. said...

Oh my God, this isn't happening. That's a direct result of keeping your lawn mowed. You don't know what nothin' is!

Ordie O. said...

I guess we're even, come to think about it. You don't know what a dandelion looks like when it goes to seed and I don't know what the Legend of Zelda is. By the way, you do know you can blow those seeds and they sail off in the wind, don't you? That's what we did for fun when I was a kid in Nebraska. That, and make ourselves faint, but that's another story.

Farmers Wife said...

OH THE HUMANITY......

April said...

Really? Is he sure? ;)

April said...

OHHHH, it's good luck to make a wish and blow them. Or SB. Still not quite sure how that works. My Hubby always makes me wonder about his theories! ;)

Deb a.k.a.The Invisible Blogger.... said...

Ha, I have to tell you here that I am on your husbands side. I do not know how you could not have known unless...were you raised on a desert? So here is one more for you, yo can eat them! Yes dandelions are edible (the greens) and are good for you, provided you do not treat your lawn.

Traci said...

Maybe you should just blow the seeds over to your lovely new neighbor's lawn! :) Dandeloins & dog doo...what could be better?

Stacie's Madness said...

WOW. K? that's all i'm saying.

DiPaola Momma said...

OH MAAAAAN I'd NEVER live that one down.. it would be like having someone get you to go Snipe hunting!

BTW, Miss Thang.. my records indicate that you have not yet sent me the info needed to get you some swag wubin'.. reference this post: http://chickennuggetsofwisdom.blogspot.com/2009/05/its-monday-time-to-give-something-away.html

Now if I'm wrong.. which has been know to happen (in alternate universes) You have carde blanche to give me shit over it!

That is all.. thank you

Idiosynkrasia said...

hahahahahahahahahaha

sorry - i knew that. and this post cracked me up.

Nocturnal Queen said...

Oh, I like Traci's idea! lol

Jenni Jiggety said...

I did, actually!

I don't know why...but I did!

Anonymous said...

Ok toss me in the duh pile too - I had no idea why people called the white puffy things dandelions & the little yellow flowers dandelions too.

I don't ever remember that being on the final exam.

MoonNStarMommy said...

ROFLMBO!!!!!!! I totally knew that... totally NOT rubbing it in either, just sayin... My grandma would find HUGE ones and spray hair spray on them so they wouldn't "spread" and then use them as decoration. Yep... amazing huh?