I know the elections aren't until 2012, but you can still vote! ROFL Last week, I issued a challenge to enter our contest by submitting a family friendly, funny or sweet story of miscommunication. We had several wonderful entries and now I'd like you all to vote on your favorites! 1. Janie's Entry: I was chatting on the phone with my sister. She had said that for her daughter’s birthday she wanted one of our kittens. I knew which kitten my niece liked so I told my sister “The kitten she likes is a female.” My daughter (who was 4 at the time) said “But Mom, we don’t do females we only do e-mails. 2. Andi's Entry: One afternoon I was trying to convince my young daughter the importance of drinking lots of water….she asked: Why? I replied …because it’s good for your kidneys. She then asked, very seriously, but Mom what about your adult knees? I started cracking up and left the conversation…. :0) 3. Joyce's Entry#1: My youngest was telling me a joke about what a red neck calls a no eyed deer, then he gave the punch line I have no I deer. I started cracking up then he said, but I don’t get it. I said so you have no I deer, he got it. 4. Joyce's Entry #2 Some of my fondest memories of my children come from their mispronunciation of words during their young years. My oldest loved the movie Pinocchio with who see called Jimminy Cickit. My middle child with point to the sky and talk about the clowns, I thought he saw an image of a clown however, he was trying to say clouds. My youngest started playing video games way to young and would say “I have three wives,” instead of lives. Gotta love ‘em. 5. Monica's Entry: A few years ago, when our son was six, we were renting a house, and had a very good relationship with our landlord and his wife, Lorraine. (She made homemade donuts for us and things like that.) The time had come that we had to move to a new location. When I gave thanks to the Lord for the food at my meal with the children one day, I also prayed that the Lord would help us with the moving process “by keeping the rain away.” Amen. My son asked,”Why did you pray to keep Lorraine away?” I was glad to clear up that misunderstanding on the spot! 6. Mary's Entry: Our son received a Dairy Queen Coupon for a “FREE CONE” while attending a local Vacation Bible School Program. Excited to get something free, he wanted to visit the Ice Cream Parlor on the way home from VBS. While leaving the church parking lot, I hear his inquiring, but serious tone from the back seat of the car. “Mom, Is the coupon just for the cone? 7. Lisa's Entry: One day we were out at the baseball fields watching my husband play mens modified softball. My 6 yr old was sitting on my lap. We were talking about how odd it was for him and his older brother to be done with their ball seasonsand how its daddys turn to play ball now. I then proceeded to tell him “its in his genes ” to play ball…he got quiet then turned around with a puzzled look on his face..then with a straight face replied “But mom…dad and I aren’t even wearing the same type of pants”……needless to say everyone around us busted out in laughter!.. 8. Paula's Entry: My daughters LOVE the “BAM” man as they called him. Emeril the chef. One night, my 8 year old daughter was over hearing a conversation between my husband and myself as to where we should plan our next family vacation. I thought it would be awesome to take them to a taping of his show. I said “Oh I know where we should go! The kids will just die! We should go…” and then my daughter was screaming hysterically. When we finally calmed her down, we realized she literally thought we were going to take the kids somewhere to die. We read a LOT of Amelia Bedilia books after that! Thanks to all our readers for the fabulous entries. Now let's see who'll win a free Art of Eloquence communication study of THEIR CHOICE! To Vote: Leave a comment and tell me which one you like best and if you have a second choice. The one with the most votes will win. If we get enough votes, the one with the second number of votes will win second place. So...post this blog link all over town! x If you liked this post, make sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed so you don’t miss one and SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter: for even MORE communication fun, FREE gifts, Book of the Month Club and exclusive excerpts and offers we don’t share with ANYONE else but our subscribers! x NOTE: Voting is now closed and the winner is....Andi with our number two entry! Congratulations, Andi! I'll be emailing you to see which Art of Eloquence study you'd like as your free gift! Thanks to all who participated! I had such fun reading all your fabulous stories!