Tuesday, May 19, 2009

He has his reasons

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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7:08 pm Ryan is given the oath of office for a Council Seat #6 for our little  Northwestern town.  (Because he’s been twiddling his thumbs, wishing he had more to do in his life.  You know, besides training for a half-ironman, going back to school for his MBA, parenting 5 kids, working and being the ward clerk.  You can see why he was so bored.)

7:11 pm  We, all 6 of us, arrive to witness the oath of office.  Oops.

7:12 pm  The mayor proceeds to ask Ryan to introduce us.  He says, “This is my wife and our four kids.”  I correct him by holding up all five fingers and then the mayor asks him to give names and ages.

     7:15 pm Seth begins rocking his chair into the lady next to him. 

7:22 pm Some lady stands up and starts talking about the census.

7:22:30 pm Faith starts fussing.

       7:24 pm  Faith barfs sweet potatoes all over one of the city council chairs.

       7:26 pm  Me, and our five kids, head out the door.

I think Ryan might have had an ulterior motive when he decided to enter the political arena, how about you?

 

25 comments:

Erika said...

did he have to run for office or were his many skills enough to get in? And hello Jessica... you should have done it - not him. That would be a night off. Don't you hate loading everyone up for nothing.

G and G Nut said...

Kind of gives you a lot of sympathy for Michelle Obama, huh???
xoxoxo

rachel said...

he WHAT??

wow.

WOW!

Liz said...

Did he at least get their names and ages right?

Carie said...

Sha-zam! You guys really believe in getting involved in the community, making the world a better place, letting your voice be heard, etc. Good for you. Good for the citizens of WA.

As for your re-telling of the evening: hilarious.

the wrath of khandrea said...

oh he will be fantastic in that position. level-headed, rational, intelligent... we need more people like that in public office.

plus, think of the imaginary power he can now wield at home. "kids, i am a public official, and i have declared bedtime. do you know the consequences for disobeying a public official?"

rubberbandgirl said...

Can we say ESCAPISM? Hmmmm?

Christie said...

Tell me why it is that men have such a hard time remembering how many children they have? And their ages? My husband is the WORST. He is always telling people Hannah is five. Um, yeah, like two years ago, dork!

Lauren in GA said...

Congratulations to Ryan!

I am sure he didn't forget the 5th child as some form of denial.

I always knew you were a trophy wife. Now it's official. ☺

Ilene said...

I love that City Council! Now, how many city council members are LDS so we know when the theocracy is firmly established?

Dan will be jealous of Ryan; he entertains secret fantansies of running for office.

Being the mean wife that I am, I don't encourage this dream of his. I don't want to have to worry about the press digging into my past sins.

Like the time I drank a sip of coffee when I was 16.

Yeah, I have a past.

Bethany said...

You know double dates are an easier way to spend more time with the Jenkins.

Why don't YOU save Ryan from HIMSELF for a change?

Erin said...

Seriously?! Seriously. WOW. Great example for the kids...community involvement blah blah blah. Doesn't he just want to sit on the couch and watch Biggest Loser sometimes though? (Oh wait. That's me.)

Robin said...

This reminds me of my husband who while working full time and attending night school for his PhD ran for state senate. Right after child #2 was born. It was horrible and I was glad he lost.

Brooke Romney said...

What??? He is crazy but admirable, and so are you.

diane said...

Plus he's a Romney so it must be genetic.

Brooke said...

Classic, is all I can think right now! :)

Jenibelle said...

Wo~~that Ilene sure walks a long way over on the wild side.

So Jessica, let's talk. When Ryan said "Jess...I'm thinking about running for the city council"...
Why didn't you whaomp him upside the head and remind him that your FIVE children need TWO parents and lucky him...he's one of the two?

That's what I would have done. Not that it's the right thing to do, but I woulda done it.

Adrianne said...

I totally freaked out on Mario this morning because he told me he had a meeting for his professional association tonight. After his church meetings, he DOES NOT get time for more meetings!!!

Adrianne said...

And I'm with Erika, YOU should be the one to escape the kids and express intelligent, level-headed decisions in the political arena.

crystal said...

Oh, a total ulterior motive. I think he figured his wait would be too long until he's made bishop, so this'll do in the interim.

crystal said...

And. My husband couldn't name a correct birthday to save his life.

He CAN at least, name mine. But only because I set the alarm code as my birthday numbers. cackle cackle.

AMY said...

You are so funny... always clever :)

Meg said...

Way to start with a bang.

elizabeth scott said...

Oh my Gosh! What is wrong with my brother!? Is he an over achiever or what! Ryan you amaze me!!!!

Elizabeth Caldwell said...

I know Ryan will be missed at home, but I for one, look forward to having him on the council.