Family and Funny Stories
Let me say, first, that I am SO looking forward to this weekend. I will be heading- by MYSELF- to my parents’ house for the weekend. Why, you might ask? BECAUSE! No, all kidding aside, I was supposed to go to the Cornell Reunion but that was going to cost a few hundred dollars that I don’t have. This was going to be my birthday present, a weekend away- alone. Then I thought, why not go to my parents’ house? I can actually RELAX there and get a free meal or two 😉 (because parents are awesome like that).
This all started last Labor Day weekend. I was supposed to go to a friends baby shower, but she ended up having the baby VERY early (everyone is fine now). Since I had planned to go away anyway, I went to my parents’ and had a BALL.
1. My parents are still together. They’ve been married for almost 31 years and have been together longer (since HIGH SCHOOL).
2. They’re not idiots (despite how this blog may have read if blogs existed when I was in high school).
3. They’re young, and awesome and I love them AND LIKE THEM EVEN! lol.
4. They live in the house I grew up in and there’s a bed in my “old bedroom” that my mom now uses for her sewing room.
All kidding aside, there’s nothing more comforting then going “home”and getting to be the kid for a weekend, even if you’re 28. Bonus, my parents have awesome friends (like I’ve mentioned before) and I’ll get to see some of them. AND GO TO TRADER JOE’S AND THE KICKASS FARMER’S MARKETS AROUND!
While I still don’t understand Quinn- he’s hilarious. He says things that make me laugh on a daily basis. This is what happens when you’re learning a new language and you know no other language haha. We were outside yesterday and he was pointing out shapes. He pointed to the bedroom window and said (I’m going to type it exactly the way it came out of his mouth),
“That is the shape of a square….And there’s the rocks…We have to jump over the stones to get the monkey away from the drum.” (moving on to a stick in his hand) “This is like a saxaphone (twwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet tweeeeeeeet) oh, this look like a dog…….this look like a wide-mouth bullfrog (tweeeeeeeeeeeet tweeeeeeeeeeet)…….”MOMMY! LOOK, THE FLYING DRAGONS!” (dragonflies)
Oh Quinn how you amuse your auntie Jess! Have fun this weekend!