Friday, September 10, 2010

Storytime with Brooke...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Gals,
Well, most of you should recognize the famous name of Brooke Roberts. Brooke was on our leadership team this summer and basically is a gal I aspire to be as I grow up. Just being around her is like a skit character...she's that, well, just inspiring! I discovered this summer that she is a great storyteller. She is captivating and poised with each word and very funny. So enjoy this story from our very own Brooke Roberts!

Story Title: Head Gear to a Town Picnic
The extremes that we go to for straight teeth are absolutely ludicrous if you ask me....who came up with the idea to strap a metal bar sticking out of the mouth with a cloth around the back of the head. And then for doctors to say you have to wear it every night. Do they think we don't need sleep? Not to mention the person wearing the headgear looks like they're trying to communicate with life on another planet. I was a victim of headgear. It's true. When I was in 4th grade I left the dentist office with my first headgear. At first I thought it was cool. After 4 nights of no sleep the coolness wore off. I only wore it at home until one day when my town had our annual town picnic. My mom and I were in a fight and I didn't want to go to this picnic. All of my mom's high school friends would be there. She of course won the argument (as all moms do : ) ) and sent me to my room to get ready. I came back out, dressed, hair fixed, and headgear in. I told my mom I wanted to "maximize" my hours for the day. She couldn't argue even though I could tell she was annoyed with me....and I proudly walked around our town picnic with my headgear strapped in : ) 15 years later I'm thankful for the headgear.
Oh, Brooke...thanks for the story girl! It's an automatic classic! All I know is that the line where you told your mom you needed to "maximize" your hours in a day, I could literally hear you saying that and somewhat tilting the head and making your face I'm still trying to perfect for my Brooke Roberts skit character...you are just a classic!
Be Awesome & Love Jesus,
Kanakuk Ashley Robbins / ashley@kanakuk.com
Photo: courtesy of Brooke Roberts facebook page...again, classic!

1 comment:

merebear said...

at what point in this story do you think brooke smiled really big and slightly rolled her eyes up?? i'm also envisioning a lot of hand gestures. maybe brooke will WHOAman up and submit a pic of herself in the headgear for everyone to see! just a thought : )