Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Reality Hits Home.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015 - Evening: My wife are sitting in bed, indulging in whatever distraction our respective mobile devices have to offer. Suddenly I see a headline on my stream...

Me: I'm going to tell you something... but... please don't overreact.
Mrs C: ...
Me: The movie, Home Alone, is 25 years old today.

She straightens up, eyes slowly lifting from her phone's screen. They widen as she turns towards me. Her jaw slackens as if to say something but words fail to form. I reach over and gently pat her on the shoulder.

Me: There, there...
Mrs C: I... But I-
Me: I know... I know...
Mrs C: I'm done! I'm not paying attention to these types of stories anymore!