Tuesday, August 3, 2010

my new clients ...

For some reason, Dizzle is crazy obsessed with my business card. She carried it around all day yesterday. And once every ten minutes or so, she would bring it over to me and say, "Mom, can you teach me how to do this yet?" (she wants to run, not create her own business card).

It must have started bothering Doodle at some point because she came over to me with tears streaming down her face and asked, "Are you going to be Dizzle's running coach?"

"Um, sure. If she wants me to be."

Doodle didn't not like that answer. She responded by stomping her feet and screaming, "BUT I WANT YOU TO BE MY RUNNING COACH! Look how fast I am."

At which point, Doodle and Dizzle proceeded to have a race around our staircase. It was unclear who the winner was, but they finished, out of breath and demanded to know who I was going to coach.

I told them I would take them both on as clients. They seemed happy with that.

But when I asked them how they were going to pay for my services, they just laughed. In fact, Dizzle said, "Can't you just be our running coach? We live in the same house you know."

Yes, Dizzle. I know. But it would be nice if I occasionally got paid for everything I do for you ...

37 comments:

Silly Girl Running said...

OK! I'm laughing out loud now, and my colleague is looking at me like I'm one of those crazy cat ladies or something. That's hilarious! Congrats on your first two clients! ;)

RunHapi13 said...

I am so excited for you! Can I have permission to advertise with a shirt?

Anne said...

Made me smile this morning :)

leah rae b said...

they have your business sense! way to work a deal!!!! tooo cute!!!

ajh said...

Nice she let you know you live in the same house!

Jodi H said...

I absolutely love it. Definitely something my kids would do as well. In fact, my daughter is constantly asking me to run another 5k with her. I told her we had to wait until it cooled down. I know my daughter...she doesn't do heat well and my son well he would sprint for about 100 yards and then asked to be carried. LOL

Rae said...

That is so cute!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

It is wonderful to think of the imagination that children have. Somehow linking the business card with being their Coach . . . whatever that might mean to them.

Enjoy!

Jessica said...

SO ADORABLE!! It is just neat to see how proud your kids are of who you are and what you do...and the sweet and funny ways they express it!

Hunnybee said...

That is so adorable. If it helps my kids like to hit the spare change jar to find money for lollipops.

Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner said...

Aww. It's so sweet how much your girls look up to you.

Marlene said...

Hysterical!! Never a dull moment at your house.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

First get them hooked, THEN demand payment! That's the way to do it.

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bobbi said...

Hilarious! And totally something my kids would do (I swear they make up things to fight about)....thanks for the giggle this morning...

Katie A. said...

LMAO! So funny! Never a dull moment :)

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Katie said...

That is so cute!

Tricia said...

too cute!

Stephanie Nichole said...

that's so cute!!! Wait til the tables are turned... when I finally got faster than my mom I started rubbing it in her face.. and haven't stopped yet!! :)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

They are so competitive. Gee, wonder where they get that? You could always trade running coaching for chores! I see clean floors and neat bedrooms in your future.

racing dawn said...

So great! My girls like to put my sports bra on (over their clothes) and fit in my shoes and run around! So funny!

Miriam of FillyRunner said...

Funny and adorable at the same time. Kids do say the funniest things.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Well, at least as their COACH, you can continue to get them to eat their veggies right? Super cute!

Emz said...

YAY for you mom coach!

Loved this.

Maxi Fortend said...

Fun post!

kat said...

Great post, very funny kids you got there.

ann said...

hilarious! Love the kid stories....my son thinks every runner he sees is "mommy's friend". Pretty cute. Congrats on the business!

Jen said...

I had ot laugh out loud. I wish I was a fly on your wall.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh too funny!!

Pam said...

HA!

MCM Mama said...

Hilarious! You are going to have your hands full in a few years.

I got shipping notice on my TMB shirt. I'm sooo excited!

Julie said...

thats hilarious. oh, the things I wish my kids would pay me for!! Make sure she writes you a testimonial! :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am comment 34 again... what are the chances. LOVE THIS!!! Hugs!

Cynthia O'H said...

I love the way your girls support you. Now, if they ever meet my boys, we are definitely going to have a problem on our hands.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh my seriously your kids are way too funny, i love these stories and YEAH For you!!!

RunWithKate said...

Kids are so cute! They are so honest and straight to the point, it's adorable.