Thursday, September 22, 2011

Maxine, Boudreaux, and a Compromise to the Rescue!

Some days, Maxine really nails how I feel.

My eldest son and I have been locked in a battle for some time, and things all came to a head this week. Finally, in a last-ditch effort to stop the madness he called last night asking if we could just start over from scratch. Forget the past and move forward. Me, immediately latching on to that offer said, "That's the best thing you've said all day. I'll take it. Deal!" Then we exchanged some lighthearted text messages and I finally slept the sleep of babes.

Earlier in the day someone had sent me some new Maxines (which I love), and the one above couldn't have been more perfect. Then my aunt sent me a Cajun joke.

Boudreaux was in New Orleans. He was patiently waiting and watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing. The cop stopped the flow of traffic and shouted, "Okay, pedestrians!" Then he'd allow the traffic to pass.

He'd done this several times and Boudreaux still stood on the sidewalk.

After the cop had shouted, "pedestrians!" for the tenth time, Boudreaux went over to him and said, "Ain't it 'bout time ya let the Catholics across?

If you're not Cajun you may not get it, but it put a smile on my face. Here's one more and I'll let you go:

Pierre looks out the window and sees Boudreaux standing out in his field. Pierre tells his wife, Marie, that he is worried about Boudreaux.

The next day he looks out his window and he sees Boudreaux still standing out in his field and tells Marie that he's REALLY worried about Boudreaux.

The third day he looks out and Boudreaux is still standing out in his field. Pierre says, "Marie, Boudreaux has lost his mind and I need to go help him!"

He walks over to Boudreaux and says, "What the hell are you doing, Boudreaux?"

Boudreaux says, "I'm trying to win de Nobel Prize."

Pierre says, "Mais, how you plan to do dat?"

Boudreaux says, "I saw a show on TV and dey said if you want to win de Nobel Prize dat you have to be out standing in your field."

Thanks for humoring me. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! 


TexWisGirl said...

big groan!!! :)

the wild magnolia said...

Ah yes, humor, it is a staple of life.

Thank you a million times.

lisa said...

Thank you for the smiles Gail, but more importantly, I am glad you and your son made a "deal."

Kittie Howard said...

I'm really laughing out loud! Love Boudreaux jokes. I'm in a LA frame of mind cause hub and I are going to the LSU game in Morgantown, WVa, this Sat. Am sooooo excited. If they lose, I'll be standing in dat field!

Happy all worked out with your son! Only a great kid would have said what he said. You're blessed!

All's well here, finally! Now that all's in order, it's a wonderful feeling. Getting all those clothes in order was a bear!

Thanks for your in-put about Remy - I've got nothing to bounce this off and need in-put. I'm afraid he'll get piled on by tons of up-loads if I don't hit it just right.

Geaux Tigers!

beth said...

boys and butting heads and starting over.....OH LORD do i know how that goes !!


Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Haha! What's sad is that I didn't see the last one coming. It's late and I'm tired. :)

Hilary said...

My younger son and I have been butting heads too, lately and had "the talk" about respect and responsibility.. etc. Sigh! I wonder if daughters are any easier.

Funny jokes.. thanks for those laughs. :)

Shug said...

I needed a good laugh for this evening...You and Boudreaux made it happen...

Anonymous said...

That cartoon is fabulous! We've all had days like that.

Linda R. said...

Thanks so much for the laugh, I am still smiling..

Hugs, Linda

Rosemary Aubut said...

"Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it."~Bill Cosby~
So good that you have chosen humor. God only knows it has gotten me thru some tough times!
Keep on smiling Gail, love how candid you are!

Tricia said...

Hey funny girl, thanks for the laughs today. I'm so glad you got everything worked out with your son and are off to a fresh start :)

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

LOVE Maxines!!! And even though I'm not Cajun, I still got those jokes and they did make me LOL!!

Starla said...

LOVE, LOVE Maxine! And this one is a keeper!!

Your Boudreaux tales are too funny too! I needed a little smile today, so thanks for providing one!!

And I'm glad you and your oldest son have reached a place with some peace. Makes the smiles come easier!!

Pat said...

Boudreaux tales are new to me! Funny!

hootnonny said...

Too funny Gail. Best wishes for a lasting new start!

Butterbean Row said...


Thank God for new beginnings!
Thanks for the laughs about Boudreaux!

Anonymous said...

Funny funny, Gail! Great jokes & God bless your son for making that call... that's so cool!!! =)

happy weekend

Leontien said...

haha very very funny! Thank you soo much for sharing

septembermom said...

Very funny Gail! I loved these. I read your prior post about how that wonderful book helps you cope with "the war." I think that I need that book too. I'm glad that you're doing okay. Have a terrific weekend Gail!