My sister-in-law and her step sister called to talk to their sister/step-sister at different times today. They wanted to talk about going to Florida. What the hell did I know? Tickets were cheap, and then they got cheaper, and they were going anyway and they asked my spouse if she wanted to go as well and take the children? What about me. was what I thought? You think I have something against the sunshine state?
No, they just thought I had to work. Ho ho, I have the week off, too. They pestered me, good naturedly of course, about why my wife would not answer the phone. Sure, she doesn’t get great reception where she works but, more importantly, she was at work. Not a great time to talk about a trip south. They wanted me to say “Sure go ahead and book the tickets before the price goes up,” but we had not talked about it. The closest we came was last night when she said to me, “My sister had the idea that we might go to Florida, but I’m not sure about it, what do you think?” And then we got interupted.
So all of a sudden I was in the position of having to decide if she might want to go with the kids and can you please decide right now? I deferred. I supported the idea but I did want to spend that vacation week with the family. We could use some time together without work and school pressures. And I wanted to go along if they were going along.
Apparently we have made a plan. We were going to keep it secret but my wife can’t keep a secret. She keeps talking on the phone and talking to me and oh forget it let’s just tell the kids. I didn’t even know where were we might go but it turns out Orlando is the destination. Disneyland and all that. I’m going to Disneyland! Once I went to Orlando for a conference but I didn’t really get to Disneyland. I wandered around the silly shopping area but that hardly counts. I didn’t even buy anything except some chocolate coins with Mickey Mouse on them.
It is kind of exciting, just to take a trip and fly on a plane and get away from home and go someplace new. Disneyland? I guess that could be fun. I remember, as a kid, others telling me about their visits to the Magic Kingdom. Finally I will get a peek at what it is all about. I am sure we will have a fine time. Cable television and a swimming pool and we will be all set. The rest is gravy.
So our vacation will be eventful. We will have some friends visiting before we leave and we will get some down time when we get back. Sounds about right.