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from James’ mom…

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 11:18 am by flerly.

Last night James announced that he and Kim are getting married July 8th … in Las Vegas! For those who don’t know, they have been together for four years and I couldn’t be happier! (Well, actually, Kim’s mother and I COULD be happier..if they were getting married “in town”). Anywho, I am very happy for them and I “appreciate” their idea of “running away” to get married. I hope they have a wonderful time!

We’d been debating it… telling them. James decided to tell his Dad yesterday when he went up to play a round of golf with him. Telling him means his step-mom finds out… now there’s a reaction I wasn’t expecting. She cries (with joy presumably), then lectures him on how getting married is really the right thing to do because it’s been so hard for her to face people and tell them that we lived together but aren’t married. Really, hi, if it bothered you so much for so long, why didn’t you say anything before? Not that it would have mattered, but whoa.. surprise! Little late for a lecture on that topic, don’t you think?

Of course, Noah seems to think that us getting married means he’ll soon have “a new little brother” which was quickly corrected by James’ dad to be, “a new little niece or nephew”, which I hope was quickly corrected by James to “fat chance.”

Anywho… guilt guilt guilt. His dad holds a patent on that. So, James sets off to tell his Mom, too. She’s at the grandparents, so that’s good. Get it all over with. Not only is she pleased.. she wants to go with us, but again… “fat chance”. She can’t believe we kept it a secret for so long, and now she’s all torn up wondering if she’s going to be doing something ordinary like “mopping the floor or watering flowers” while we’re off getting married. Silly woman.

Oh well, two weeks notice isn’t bad. Not a lot they can do to alter plans at this point, not like they would. They’re all pleased, and not anybody asked us “why now after all this time?” They even had James call his uncle Brian and ask him if he wanted to go to Vegas for a double wedding, as a great inside family joke.

*sigh* Well, that’s that, then.

Oh.. on a funny side note, James’ mom was so excited that she tried to call me at the house, but I didnt answer and she got the voice mail….. so she left this great-long, funny message about You’re going to do what with my son!?!. James was all excited to have me listen to the message when he got home last night, only to find out… she must have dialed the wrong number in her excitement. Whoopsie!



  1. bingothemonkey has made a Comment

    I can’t believe he told. I CAN’T BELIEVE HE TOLD! I thought WE were supposed to have the big mouths! If you weren’t the most (albeit deceptively, because I think that you could explode if you wanted to) calm person I’ve ever met, I would think that you would have beat him to a pulp! At least they’re being accepting and they’re happy. That speaks volumes about the families you’re both entering into.

    June 24, 2003 @ 4:26 am

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    We didn’t tell sooner, especially his family, because we both felt that he being his mom’s only child, and his dad’s oldest, that they would both really want to make this a wedding event. We didn’t think they could deal with us wanting something cheap, simple, and very Vegas like. I knew he was going to tell his Dad, and I have to say I had a feeling his Mom would find out too, but like I said… it’s two weeks away. He says the only person who really threw a fuss over it was his step-mom who was insisting that their wedding was very inexpensive.

    Also, I think if I’d been there and heard her go off on a lecture about how getting married was the right thing to do, I might have over-reacted to that. I generally have a problem with doing what people think I should do, so as long as they don’t express that’s what they want me to do, I’m okay. When they start going off on, Oh jeez, it’s about time… well, then I start to reconsider things. Not like I would put off the wedding over it.. probably just have said something more rude about how I was going to wear a showgirl outfit and have Elvis walk me down the aisle then agree it’s about time, since I’ve always wanted to do that.

    June 24, 2003 @ 4:34 am

  3. bingothemonkey has made a Comment

    I have a friend that wanted to wear the whole Vegas show-girl costume, feathers, sequins, you know. Then she decided that she should get Al Green’s ministry in TN to marry them. They ended up winning a trip to Paris, doing it at City Hall and flying out that day.

    June 24, 2003 @ 4:37 am

  4. flerly has made a Comment

    Well, James’ grandfather told him that he thought Vegas was a good idea. “It’s the cheap ones that last,” he said. “We paid $5 for ours.

    June 24, 2003 @ 4:38 am

  5. bingothemonkey has made a Comment

    Hey, my parents paid $10 grand and mine only lasted two years. So that may be the key!

    June 24, 2003 @ 5:02 am

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