Thursday, November 7, 2013

Travel Texts from Cathie

Bob and Cathie went out of town on Sunday for a week-long trip. They called each of their children before they left to let us all know that they were going to take Cathie's cell phone just in case we needed to talk to them while they're gone.

Note: Bob and Cathie are not in Afghanistan, on an African safari, or anywhere else where one might reasonably assume they would not have cell phone access or would even debate about whether or not to bring their cell phones with them. They are in Branson Missouri.

And thank the heavens they did bring a cell phone, because:

Texts I have received this week from Cathie

Eli, this is your mother. We landed. Barely. It was a miracle from above.

Ice. There was ice on the plane. They had to get the ice OFF of the plane. The plane went upside down three times in the air. XOXOXO.

I looked out the window at one point and there was a man on the wing trying to fix it. He crossed himself three times. Then I heard the pilot tell the flight attendants to call their families to say goodbye. 

Your father doesn't think the flight was scary but that's just because he was asleep the whole time. Had he been awake he would have known that several times we were plummeting to our deaths. Mom.

There's no business like show business!

Mommy loves her little boy! You are the stars the moon and the sun! Cathie. XOXOXO.

[4:42AM] Eli, this is your mother. The one who gave birth to you in a bloody mess in the hallway of a crowded hospital. The one who chased you through every store in the state of Utah in the late 80s while you screamed that you were being kidnapped. Will you please get the garbage cans out to the curb this week at the house? XOxoxo.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO.

Mom parentheses Cathie parentheses [obviously trying to use the voice function]

If you try to reach us tonight you may not get through. We've got some wild parties to go to and could be out as late as 8:30. XOXO. Mom.

~It Just Gets Stranger

29 comments:

  1. Awe that's cute! You have great parents. I can see where you get it from.

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  2. I got a text from my mom a few weeks ago that read: "Melissa, this is Mom. I am at dinner with cathy, marge, linda and betty. Can you explain hashtags to us? Our waitress doesn't get them either. Thanks. From, Mom".

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    1. This just made me laugh out loud. And early in the morning, too. So bonus points!

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    2. we should really be thanking Vicki

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  3. I love that it's always "this is your mother" like her number isn't saved in your phone. Hilarious :)

    --Meg

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    1. Yeah, my mom does this too. Always. And she makes up her own abbreviations.

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  4. I wanna be a mom like Cathie. I'm afraid I yell a lot. :-( My own mom doesn't speak to me, hasn't in 9 years. Why yes,I am having a pity party for myself today. Thank you for asking. Since you've voiced your concern for me, I will tell you a little secret. I have a crush on your parents Eli, do you think they'd like to hang out with me, if I'm ever in Utah?

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  5. Your mother is THE BEST. Really, though, if we're lucky, we all have crazy moms. Once, when I was in college, I made my weekly phone call home and my mom picked up and said, "Oh, hi, sweetie. We were just talking about who would hide us if the Nazis came." Yeah, you know, just an ordinary week night, projecting random Holocaust scenarios, like you do.

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  6. My mom once wrote on one of my Facebook photos, "You look great! lol" She thought "lol" meant "lots of love".

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  7. XoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxOxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox I texted my mom this morning to tell her I forgot a pocket square for my interview and that it's going to be an awful day because of it and she told me to cut out of the back of my shirt.

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  8. Great start to the day, as usual!

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  9. Your mother and my mother send the exact same texts! I love getting texts from my mom, they are so hilariously cute!

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  10. My father-in-law just discovered texting and picture messaging. On Halloween he dressed his dog up like a pumpkin and sent his daughter a picture with the caption 'Look at our little pumpkin!' Only he accidentally sent a picture of himself instead. Oh well. Atleast he's mastered the selfie!

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  11. oh, eli. you and your mom make me happy to get up in the morning.

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  12. This is so freaking cute.

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  13. Have you introduced Bob and Cathie to snapchat?

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  14. I got an email about the garage cans.

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  15. My mom has not yet graduated to texting. She seems to have finally mastered e-mails...mostly. In college I would always get 2 e-mails from her. The first was always blank and the second one always started with, "Ha ha, did you like my last e-mail? I hit enter after your e-mail and it just sent it." Yep, my mom is a technological wizard!

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  16. I have a crush on your mom.

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  17. I get great text from crazy land lady .. "mark i need you to leave work and come home right now" ... why is that ? "because I made a meatloaf for my dinner party tonight and I need you to taste it" Well I cant leave work just to taste the meatloaf.. "You KNOW im vegetarian and cant taste it myself... you are so selfish!!!"
    . That is my life :-)

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  18. Well, now we know where you get your humor from. :)
    Look up Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Hashtags-MomTexts on Youtube. You will be able to relate.

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  19. My mother-in-law has taken to texting me lately, which is fine. Except her texts are pages long. I have seen her text and can only imagine how long this takes her! Why doesn't she just email me? I have no idea. But today I got a text all about how she lost her keys in Walmart and had to get the neighbor to go to her house and get her spare keys and bring them to Walmart so she could drive home, and then later she found her keys in the bottom of her purse, so now she's decided she needs a smaller purse, and she was going back to Walmart to get a new smaller purse.

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  20. Me: Okee.
    Dad: Dokee!
    Me: Pokey
    Dad: Lokey Smokey
    Dad: Fokey gokey hokey jokey kokey mokey nokey quokey rokey sokey tokey vokey wokey xokey yokey zokey

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  21. I'm gonna kill that kid!

    Cathie xoxoXoXoxoxo

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  22. HAHA! I love how she tells you who she is. My son (an only child) Always says "Hey mom, it's Dom" you know to tell him apart from all my other kids or maybe he thinks I forgot I had a kid. I dont know why he does it but he always has and he is almost 17 years old.

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  23. I see where you get your over exaggeration from. :)

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