Tuesday, March 10, 2009
And Another Thing. . .
"What is WRONG with you?!?!?" I scream into my phone. I normally don't verbally abuse my friends, but when they lose touch with reality sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! My girlfriend in Oregon has the opportunity of a lifetime to go all-expenses paid for six days to Hawaii--HAWAII!!!!!!!!!! Mind you, this is also with her husband AND without the children. Did I mention it was without the children? Total chance of a lifetime! She was all to quickly willing to turn the trip down (I almost slapped her except she's in a different time zone), but the worst part of it all was that she was going to turn the trip down because her children didn't want to stay at Grandma's. What the ___________(you can fill that blank however you like)?!? Have you really taken leave of your senses? OK, now granted, Grandma is a diabetic and leans on the cranky horn more than most can tolerate, but for only six days (not even a full week) there will be no permanent emotional damage I can assure you. I personally think it will help the little munchkins to appreciate you more. Maybe my little ones are still too young for me to take their feelings into consideration, or maybe, just maybe I don't really CARE about their feelings! Children's feelings like adults' feelings are fickle! And we don't naturally like seeing someone else do something that makes them happy if we aren't the reason for it. So I say, bring 'em back a souvenir Mama and remember to say "Mahalo!" to the ones who paid for the trip! And another thing: If for whatever reason while on that all-expense paid trip to an incredible piece of American soil, your spouse decides to take a Stupid pill or some other logic-altering drug, and forfeits a great opportunity for mind-blowing "Nookie" by ignoring and/or mistreating you, just remember: YOU ARE IN HAWAII!!!!!!!!!!!! Aloha!