"You're not getting married!" he says sternly. "Yes, I am" she says looking him dead in the eyes. "No boy stands a chance with you while I'm around," he laughs in his "I'm gonna meet all your potential boyfriends with a high powered weapon" voice. "I'm getting married when I'm 14", she says firmly. Uh...can anyone else hear the banjo music playing? "Yeah, about that, Cat," I intervene carefully, (because I definitely do NOT want another visit from Miss Hi-Yah so soon,) "That's kinda young. I'm thinking 36 is good!" "I say 50!" bellows Daddy with a hint of panic. Connor hears the fear rising in Daddy's voice and comes running to his rescue. (ok, he probably really just wants to inflict verbal torture on Miss Kitty, but I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt..) "Your sister wants to be a woman and have a husband." I tell him trying not to giggle. "You're dumb", our tween caveman grunts at her. "Nuh uh...Bobby is going to be my husband." she smiles while narrowing her eyes at him. ( Bobby is her invisible friend...they spend hours "talking" on Cat's "cell" phone.) "Bobby's dumb," grunts tween caveman. "You're dumb," smirks Catherine. "Any boy who shows up to date you will wish he was dumb," says my husband. A scuffle breaks out between the tween caveman and the little "woman." I figure Big Gun can flash his Daddy badge and restore law and order between these two hooligans. I take this as my cue to make hasty exit so I can hide this....
(please ignore the wrinkles...it was just delivered from the kingdom of Andalasia from Giselle...)
I am not a fan of banjo music at a wedding, and this would definitely send Daddy back to the ER with another heart attack! Sorry Bobby! Time and place, my invisible friend...time and place!
p.s. I realize that what I'm about to write will make most of you say, "Big Whoop..Who Gives A Crud?" But it's such a rare event that it deserves a special mention...IT SNOWED IN TUCSON LAST NIGHT! People actually had to scrape ice and snow from their windshields! There is actually accumulation of the powdery white stuff! Is it possible that there could be a Snuggie in my future? Thanks, Mother Nature! (oh, yeah, Mother Nature? Can you make it go away by 2:00? I have to drive to Tucson for dance today...Not a fan of black ice or dumb "I can't drive in a quarter inch of snow" drivers...I remember how fun it is to drive in it from the "old days" living in Ohio...It would really be swell if you could just warm it back up some...Air Kiss!)