You Better Sit Down

by Marinka on June 23, 2011

Mama: We’re going to jail on Wednesday, so I need to confirm details with your daughter.

Me: What?

Mama: Or maybe Tuesday. But before I leave, I want to know that everything’s in place.

Me: What are you talking about?

Mama: Have you spoken to your daughter?

Me: Not about jail.

Mama: Just ask her later.

Me: I’d rather know now.

Mama: She got tickets to go jail.

Me: …

Mama: But I’m not sure if credit card went through, so maybe we don’t have jail tickets. That would be bad.

Me: Nothing about this sounds good.

* * *

It’s true. Mama and my daughter are going to Alcatraz.

They are leaving for California in a few days. Just the two of them. Like an inter-generational Thelma & Louise.

You know what that means, right?

Our writing project is on hold again.

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Alison@Mama Wants This
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

Hahaha, I love your parents, they’re so awesome.

Ooh, Alcatraz! I had a really good time there, I went for the night tour, which supposedly adds creepy factor? Ahem.

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hokgardner
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

I so want to meet your parents. Mine are cool, but they aren’t funny like this. Except for my mother calling when my eight year old was diagnosed with mono to tell me about how a friend of a friend ended up in coma because of mono. Sigh.

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Olga
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

Did you add The Count of Monte Cristo to her summer reading list? Looks like Chapter 5 would be a separate tome

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Miss Britt
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

Awwww. I used to vacation with my Nana. It was wonderful.

Well, it was wonderful when I wasn’t threatening to leave her crotchety ass at a train station in Italy.

Can your Mama get back from California on her own if need be?

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A Mommy in the City
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

Wow! This sounds like an amazing trip for her. I loved going on vacation with my grandparents. We would always travel in their motorhome (which I thought was the coolest thing in the world.) Hope she has a great trip.

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Loukia June 23, 2011 at 11:11 am

So fun! And exciting! Are you okay?

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Momfever
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Those are some ominous words, you started your post with. Good thing it turned out alright! Kids these day: they go to jail, and they don’t even need a monopoly card to do it.

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christy June 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

How exciting for her! And hopefully for you! I plan on being the cool grandma, far in the future!

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awesome dude June 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Being a grand parent is never very far.

They should pack at least one revolver to be totally safe.

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b a seagull
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Is grandmama handy with a revolver? I have a feeling that awesome dude has always been a handful.

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tracy
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

How exciting! I hope they get some good jail pictures!

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Eevie June 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

You know, kids these days, they don’t appreciate the value of employment. She’s already going on vacation from your writing project? What is she going to want next, a 40 hour work-week?

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Ilana
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

On the plus side, their escape from jail will make for an excellent chapter.

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Heather June 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Where is the store where you can purchase grandparents that take their grandchildren on trips? I wasn’t even aware they made them that way.

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Penbleth
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I had the most horrible thought, I wish I could buy a ticket to send my mother to prison. Which is dreadfully unfair since Mum’s really nice And would be distraught that I’d think such a thing. Clearly I am the World’s worst daughter.

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anna ~ random handprints June 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

i’m with awesome dude – but how to get the damn revolver through airport security?

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Yuliya
Twitter:
June 23, 2011 at 11:33 pm

They should totally meet up with MY grandma and take a tape recorder..think of the blog fodder!

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Sarah at The Stroller Ballet June 25, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I think it’s so awesome that your mom is taking your daughter to Cali (and to jail!!). What a neat grandmother.

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