Saturday, February 28, 2009

On Our Worst Behavior

My sister KK and her fiance Alex came to stay with us for a few days, and while they were here, we were on our worst behavior. Some lowlights include:
-letting our child run amok at the Ann Kolb Nature Center while we looked for spotted pufferfish and fiddler crabs
-Forcing KK and Alex to eat at a greasy spoon on the Hollywood Broadwalk; our waitress called us all "honey" but in the annoying way, not the sweet way
-Leaving our guests to roam the beach alone while Kev worked and I stayed with Stellan the Napster
-Taking a group field trip to Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor
-Making KK and Alex sit in the back of the car with Stellan for about 2.5 hours on Friday
-Allowing KK to be pooped on by an anonymous bird at Shark Valley
-Going to Shark Valley on the warmest day of the week, when the gators would be busiest; (grandmas don't like it when we do that to Stellan)
-Taking our toddler to a smoky Indian casino so we could have $6.95 steak and lobster
-Teaching Stellan how to throw really big rocks in the water on Key Biscayne
-Buying a half gallon of Blue Bell ice cream and polishing it off between the five of us in about 20 minutes
-Introducing KK and Alex to jai-alai (which was good) but making them eat the food at Jai-Alai (which wasn't)
-Staying up even later than we had with previous guests (and if you're one of them, you know that's something)
-After keeping them up so late, we made them sleep on the ground in our living room

They insist they had fun despite these many indescretions. We hope they come again. Maybe we'll behave better; or maybe not.


Bluebell said...

Okay, so we (Austin) have a t-shirt that says Jai-Alai on it, but I have no idea what it means. I think Austin said it's a game of some sort...can you enlighten me?

Maggie said...

I have trouble considering a Jaxson's field trip a bad thing! And having been one of those previous guests, I am assuming you saw the sun rise...

KK said...

You missed the part where we forced you to pick us up from the airport in the dead of night, drop us back at the airport at the crack of dawn, feed us, entertain us, etc. . . . my only regret is that we didn't do a better job documenting the bird poop experience! we would have had fun with the three of you no matter the circumstances :) thanks again for having us!!