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Friday, December 17, 2010

Paris? (Just for you, Rachel)

Me: “Hey, sorry we couldn’t get together this afternoon. We had just gotten into town when you called and we were trying to get the rental car, check in and get rodeo tickets, so I wasn’t sure of our schedule. So how about going out with us tonight? We’ll pick you up and you can just hang out with us while we check out what’s going on around town.”

The Kid: “No, thanks. I’m in bed, reading.”
(Huh?) It’s 10:00 pm and we are in Las Vegas!

Me: “Come on. Get up. ”

The Kid: “I’m too tired and I have to be up early for a meeting. I’m working here, you know.”

Me: “ You told me you took a three hour nap this afternoon. Get your butt out of bed and let’s go have some fun. We won’t be that late.”

The Kid: “I have a 7:00 am meeting and I have to look like I know what I’m talking about (or something along those lines…)”

Me, figuring in my head, sleep 1:00 am – 6:00 am is 5 hrs. plus 3 hrs. from earlier equals 8 hrs. (right?): “How much sleep do you need? Get your butt up and come meet us!”

The Kid: “I’m older, Mom. I need sleep.”

Me (Huh?): “I’m still 20 some years OLDER than you! How much sleep do you need?”
We won’t discuss that answer, but I actually LOST that argument. She refused to meet us.
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You don’t want to go up the Eiffel Tower with us?
Whose daughter could say ‘No’ two days in a row? GunDiva, that’s who! OK, maybe it wasn’t Paris, France, but we thought she could trot along with us on our adventure. After all, we had gone to her hotel to watch the rodeo, so she could join us after her mandatory dinner. Had a great time there; we were given a primo table to watch from and GunDiva only missed the first event, bareback riding. Afterward, we were all psyched to walk a few blocks to Paris and go up the Tower to watch the Belagio fountains.

But guess who decided she needed sleep so she could be responsible at her work meetings the next day? Where did this child of mine come from? Where did I fail her? Well, OK, I’m pretty proud of her and she’s not much of a child anymore….but, dang, it’s Vegas. Maybe next year….



  1. Ah, that brings back good memories. We sat up there a few years ago and watched the fountains. It was GREAT. They were wiping the crumbs off our table--good service!!

  2. Ooooh, I didn't even think about climbing the Eiffel Tower when we were there! Good view of the fountains. Pooh on GunDiva!


    Oh geeze... LOLOLOLOL

    *wiping tears*


    I got nuttin.. lmao too hard... LOLOLOLOL

  4. Linda, we've been going several years now and this was the first we even gave a thought to going up the tower. Shows what we've been missing all this time.

    Right, Funder.

  5. LOL - although I really can't blame her for wanting to sleep too much. I always want to sleep and if there were no kids around I might sleep until it's time to go home.

    Bet the rodeo and the tower were cool though. :)

    Thanks for the cookies! They were gone in a blink.

  6. Oh my Lord - totally cracking up. And let's just say that she suspiciously omitted mentioning that she'd had a 3 hour nap when she told me the story, LOL! I would have *dragged* her butt out to play. Especially considering that I offered my karate skills against the bears during the walk back in the dark after the flat tire. Ahem.

    This totally cracked me up!

    And the cookies... INHALE! Ohmyword, delicious! Thank you so very very very much!

    (Did you receive your package yet? :)

  7. I'm not dumb. She may have known which hotel I was in, but do you think I was going to give her my room number? Oh hell, no!

    I slept well and was able to function at work, thankyouverymuch.


  8. LMAO...

    I'm sure my mother wishes she had a daughter as responsible as GunDiva.

    (giggle, giggle, snort)

  9. Gun Diva, you certainly can't be silly enough to think that not having your room number would stump a guy of Bill's mischievous nature.

    "O" that's right he was all strung out on that Crytobyotic dust stuff....

  10. What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas.

  11. Ha! I don't think I would have made it up there either. Yikes. Great pics.


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