An actual conversation between J and I on a Saturday morning.
J: I’d like to go to Antarctica with one of these Nat Geo expeditions. They look really well put together.
Me: Oh, yeah. That would be neat. (pause) Penguins?
J: Yeah, come look at the pictures, you could actually walk with the penguins.
Me: Walk. With. Penguins? They’d be so cute and, and, penguin-y!!! And then I’d grab one and SQUEEZE his cute little penguin self! (Insert hand clapping and air choking, em, squeezing of imaginary penguins here).
J: They probably aren’t so cute if you squeeze them. They probably get angry.
Me: Angry Penguins!! (More hand clapping)
If you didn’t think I was crazy before, you surely do now. That’s okay. I mostly am crazy. And I think it’s totally normal to be consumed by the desire to squeeze anything that is cute and even more justified in squeezing until eyes pop if said cute things are also fuzzy and or fluffy.
But wouldn’t that be awesome? Add Antarctica to the list. Okay, we’ll its already on the list but the thing is you have to get to South America first and that’s far away. Far far away. You know what’s not so far away? Europe. Which is where I’ve been this summer. Sometimes being a teacher is pretty awesome, like now would be one of those times.
See my little sister just graduated from High School and for her graduation gift, I took her on vacation for 4 weeks to France, Spain and Italy. As an added bonus, older sister came with us for the first 2 ½ weeks too. Sweet.
And then we ate. And we ate. And we ate.
Interesting facts about this trip. I made a workbook with all of our itineraries, tickets, bookings, etc. Because that is how I plan things. I am that ridiculous.
We totally skipped the line and took the stairs up the Eiffel Tour. We like stairs.
Speaking of running, very late party revelers who are wondering the street at 6 am like to harass and mimic runners in Spain.
We had AMAZING Venezuelan food in Barcelona and Mexican food in Madrid.
Italian men will not hesitate to tell you that they think you are pretty, beautiful or lovely. Cute Italian men. That was fun.
Vacation with your sisters is Awesome!
Now I’m going to look at penguin pictures and wish I didn’t have to go back to work tomorrow.