December 20th, 2010
This December, we're doing a stay-cation with my cousin's family. For regular readers: yes, that cousin, the one we do most things with. Her children and my child are close in age and get along well.
We got a beach house for a weekend so that we could all hang out and have some relaxing fun under the same roof. We're giving each other the gift of time this season.
Val, Claus, and I were at the table making a check list of what to bring to the beach house. We had been talking about food portions, and then bedding configurations, and since age is important in both scenarios, I was in the mode of thinking about "adults" versus "children."
As in, an adult eats more than a child, so portion more food for the adults. Or, adults get the real beds and kids get the air mattresses, so how many adult versus kid bedding materials do we need?
After we conquered the food and sleeping arrangements, we moved on to entertainment. I said I have a Scrabble board and might have Trivial Pursuit that I could bring. Then the talk moved to movies. Claus and I are not big collectors, so we have about two movies for us, and about 20 movies for Olivia.
"We don't have that many adult videos," I told Val, "So if you have some good ones, bring them." The table got awkwardly silent for a moment.
"No! No! No! Not like that! I mean grown up movies! Movies for big people! Not cartoons!" I stammered, while they just laughed at me.
I'll just shut my mouth now.
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