My daughter Lily recently celebrated her 11th Birthday. For her birthday she had a few requests. She wanted to eat at a cajun restaurant that we had just recently tried for the first time. Yep, she liked it that much. She also wanted to go roller skating, wanted some kinetic sand and an essential oils diffuser necklace.
When we ate at the cajun restaurant a few weeks ago, the whole family tried gator bites. Well, everyone except Grandma. In fact, Grandma was not having it all all! Never ate them, didn’t want to try them. Nope. Not happening. So for Lily’s birthday, she said she wanted Grandma to try gator bites for the first time and she did. Done. #1 on the list!
After dinner we went to a local roller skating rink. My 70+ year old mother had never been roller skating before. I couldn’t even believe that. Ok, technically she had been roller skating before but she said it was like when she was ten. I mean, WHAT IN THE WORLD??!! So needless to say when my ten year old found this out, Grandma HAD to roller skate for her birthday. And she did. I am here to tell you it may have been one of THE funniest things I have EVER seen in my life. You know when you laugh so hard, you start to cry, almost pee your pants and snort ALL at the same time? Yahhhh…that happened. We put the skates on her and then my husband and I rolled her on to the roller rink floor (ala Weekend at Bernie’s ‘cept she was totally alive n’all-lol). As soon as her feet hit the floor, her legs turned into spaghetti. Picture one of those really funny cartoons where the legs go everywhere when they slip on a banana peel…that was her! I tried to get video but it was utter chaos so all I could get was this picture which still is EVERYTHING! #2 on the list!
So as if gator bites and spaghetti legs roller skating weren’t enough…we saw a sign for laser tag and of course we had to do it! Grandma had never done laser tag either so she slapped on that vest and in we went. In all honesty, I had actually never done it either so it was like a scene from Dumb & Dumber between the two of us. Momma Jane was shooting at anyone and everyone. She was even shooting at Lily who was on HER team. My mom and I just walked around slowly arm and arm shooting at our own family and at the random kids who were also in there. I heard some of them even yelling “get the old people!” which I am sure was meant for someone else and not us of course! 😉 Mom just kept saying, “I don’t think my gun is working!” Scratch #3 laser tag off Momma Jane’s list.
My Momma Jane has had a pretty rough couple of months and that she even had the energy to go with us AND put on a pair of roller skates is really amazing! Absolutely amazing. I know this will be one birthday Lily will never forget and one I will ALWAYS remember!
XO Surviving Mommy