Friday, October 17, 2008

File Under "Are You Nuts?"

Pete has been working out of town for the past eight weeks, leaving before 6 a.m. on Mondays and returning at 7 p.m. on Fridays. [No, it hadn't occurred to me that he has another family.] It's been the kids and me all week long, in the height of soccer season and musical performances and dance classes and Cub Scouts. [I'll stop now.]

The kids have missed the man, of course, and he's had to try to appease three whiny kids and contend with a "take-them-they're-yours" attitude from his wife. So we're going to make it up to them this weekend by springing them from school an hour early today and hightailing it down to the House of Mouse.

Yeah, we're going to drive 6+ hours down to Anaheim on Friday and back up here on Sunday. On Saturday, we're going to let them loose in the park. The best worst part of it is that I'll be sitting down reading a book while they get to ride all the cool rides. Oh, I'll get to do "It's a Small World" and the crappy underwater ride and all the old folks rides. Whoo-hoo for me.

Can we afford this? Not really. But they've put up with an absent father and a psycho mother all this time, so it's the right thing to do. I look at it this way: in the midst of economic turmoil, we're going to spend like AIG executives in the face of impending disaster.

8 comments:

cjh said...

I like that you're spending like AIG executives. That's why I figure I can put money into the house. Pretty soon none of us will be able to afford to leave it.

Marcy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I love the font that you've been using. Serif fonts are giving my eyes fits these days and of course what do I use. Times New Roman!! Note to self: change that blasted font to one I can read!! Have fun, take lots of pics and drive safe.

Lori said...

Have a great time! I am sure we'll be hearing all about it next week, I can't wait! Oh, and by the way, to answer the title of this post, YES!

crunchycarpets said...

Well the underwater ride is slightly better now..it is a Nemo ride.

Small world was closed in April..hope it is open now.

Go for it...

have fun...am jealous

D... said...

Sometimes you just have to sell your cow, you know? I know ya'll are going to enjoy yourselves. How can you not at the House of Mouse. I'm green! I wish I could join ya'll.

Bubba's Sis said...

Everyone needs a Disney fix every now and then. Three out of four doctors recommend it. Have a FABULOUS time and say hi to Mickey for me!

Jeni said...

Just as long as we don't have to deal with another big "bail out" for you too if you go really overboard on the spending! LOL
Enjoy! Hope you all have a fantastic time and remember too, you ALL deserve this break!

jenica said...

hahaha. i hope you guys had a great time. i love that you're spending like aig execs. did you see the snl on it? it's like having grandma's birthday party a week after she died... because, well, it was already planned.

xoxo

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