Monday, November 16, 2009

Date Night!!


I was reading a friends' blog recently about her husband taking their daughter on a date night and it made me think back to when I was about 4 or 5 and my Dad took me on a date. I usually save these kind of things for Fridays but this one can't wait.

We were living in Steamboat Springs, CO at the time, and we didn't have very much money but my parents tried to do things here and there that were special, so they came up with "Date Nights" where my two older sisters and I would each get a turn having a night with my Dad or Mom. They would take us into town to the general store (yes, it was small enough to have a general store) and they would let us choose our very own "Grab Bags", they were big brown paper bags put together by the store, and filled with fun surprises in them. Both of my sisters had returned from there nights with amazing things, candy,jump ropes, slinkies, gum, all kinds of things, so when it was FINALLY my turn I was beyond excited! I remember the drive in my Dad's big orange, (he says it was red) GMC truck, listening to Christopher Cross and then pulling up along side the store. I walked inside and headed straight to the isle where the "Grab Bags" were kept, I closely inspected several before choosing one that had a very large item in it. We paid for it and then I waited the entire drive home to open it so I could "show my sisters all the COOL stuff I was gonna get in MY GRAB BAG", and boy did I show them! I tore into that brown bag like it was Christmas morning and what did I behold.............A HUGE BLACK PLUNGER!!!! Are you freakin kiddin me, I waited for three weeks, two long drives and had the pure torture of opening it in front of my ENTIRE family!!! Seriously, I am still dealing. Alyssa, Janna, Mom, Dad, all of you stop laughing right now!!! :)


7 comments:

Jimmy said...

ROFL, well I guess this would be a bad time to tell you I got a toilet cover for your birthday present! But at least it is red instead of black... =P

xoxo Jimmy

GHFamily said...

Funniest story ever!

Jamie and Kiley said...

Thanks for the good laugh! That is pretty funny!

Steph said...

That is too funny!

Janna said...

You may remember that we got really cool things, but I remember getting a rolodex... I was never really sure what to do with it. But the plunger was the best!!
Love you Marylin

Glenna said...

Marylin!!!! You poor, poor thing!!! WHO in their right mind puts a PLUNGER in a grab bag for a child?!?!?!?!!? Good grief. I hope they fired that guy. So funny, though... years later! Thanks for the laugh!!!

Liz - Jess said...

haha... love it!