Posts Tagged ‘sister


girl’s weekend

This weekend, I went to Scottsdale, AZ with my mom and sis for a little mother/daughter quality time. This is our third year going to Arizona for a girl’s weekend – I’d say it’s becoming a tradition!

As always, we had a fantastic time. We didn’t “do” much – but that’s the beauty of it. The purpose of the trip is to spend time together – just the three of us. We don’t go to Scottsdale to be tourists; we go there to be with each other.

You may be thinking, why do you have to go all the way to Arizona to spend time together? Because in Arizona we can control the variables. Nobody has to make dinner. Nobody has to run errands. And we get to choose the attendees – just the three of us. We can give each other our complete, undivided attention. We aren’t clouded by the distractions of daily life.

This weekend, we sun-bathed by the pool. We ate and drank. And we talked and laughed, a lot. To some, this might seem like a boring trip. To us, it was perfect. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful mother and sister, and I feel so lucky to have spent another special weekend with them.


get your mind out of the gutter

Last weekend, my sister (age 23) and my step dad (age 44) had an interesting encounter. I thought I’d share their story.

My mom was out of town and so they went out to have a couple drinks and keep each other company. This is not uncommon. If you live on Bainbridge Island, you’ve probably seen them at The Harbor Pub with their backgammon board – drinking and playing a friendly game.

Last Friday night, they decided to mix it up and bring SORRY along with the backgammon board (you remember that board game right?). It’s an unusual combination I’ll admit, but that’s what they decided on. The Harbor Pub was too crowded, so they decided to try somewhere else. They ended up at a little Mexican restaurant called La Cantina where they ordered drinks and began the competition. While they were there, patrons stopped by their table commenting on the games and rooting on their favorite player. Everyone was a tinge jealous that they hadn’t thought to bring a game too. What a great idea; so much fun!

A couple hours later, a woman approached the table and was ecstatic to see that Stan (I call my sister Stan) and John were playing SORRY. She explained that she used to play this with her late husband frequently; they loved SORRY. She stood there and observed for an unusually long time – a little awkward for Stan and John, but whatever. Soon, she starts rooting for Stan like they were BFF. Finally, she decides it’s time to leave says, “Good luck honey; I hope you win. A little friendly competition is always good. And don’t worry if you don’t win. The best part about losing is the makeup sex.”

Ew, ew, ew (nothing against you John). Why can’t a young woman be out in public with an older man without everyone assuming they are a couple? Ladies, I know you can relate – you’re at lunch with your dad or boss and older women are giving you stink-eye left and right because they think you’re a gold digger and he’s a pervert.

Pull it together people and get your mind out of the gutter. Platonic and familial relationships still exist. Don’t be so quick to judge.

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