By Diane Ako
One of the duties of any public relations job is to know the product one is representing. My job with Halekulani Corporation is not different, and I've been told to schedule in time to experience everything our two hotels have to offer.
I'm totally on board with that, though being the mom of a small child does throw a kink in my schedule (and energy). I finally found a good weekend to book a room at Waikiki Parc Hotel. When I stayed at Halekulani, I just took my husband, but we left the kid at home. However, I wanted to bring Olivia to the Parc because I think she'd love swimming in the pool.
I talked up the trip to Olivia way before we went. "Do you know where Mommy works?" I asked. I've been trying to teach her.
"What are the names?"
"And?" I prodded.
She keeps forgetting. I reminded her, "Waikiki Parc."
I thought that she might remember more about it if I gave her some fun details, so I said, "We're going to sleep there next weekend! And it has a pool you can swim in!"
"YAY!" she cheered. "Are we going to sleep there forever?!"
"Oh," I laughed at her unintentional reference to a death euphemism. "No. There are other places people go to sleep forever. We're just going for one night."
That was the end of that conversation, or so I thought. The next day, the nanny reported back that Olivia said she was going on a sleep over next weekend... to Sea Life Park.
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