My sister Princess Aurora of Wexfordshire lives in Wexford. See what I did there?
Me, my parents, and my sister Pens Fan all live a mile from each other in an eastern suburb and often tease her that she moved SOOO FAR [WAH] AWAY.
We’ll call her and say things like, “Yeah, we’re getting the kids together to go swimming. Too bad you live so far away.”
It drives her mad when we do this, so of course we do it every chance we get. Out of love.
This weekend at a family party at my parents’ house I walked into the kitchen to find Pens Fan and a SUPER pregnant Princess sitting at the table with various family members when this happened:
Pens Fan: Ginny, I was just saying– doesn’t Princess live super far away?
Me: OMG. It’s ridiculous how far away she lives.
Princess Aurora: [stink eye] Wexford is not that far away.
Pens Fan: Is too.
Me: It takes forever. You gotta stop for gas halfway there.
Pens Fan: [snicker]
Princess: [seriously considering giving the middle finger and blaming pregnancy hormones]
Me: And you gotta pack travel games for the kids.
Pens Fan: Put the luggage rack on the car.
Me: Take vacation time.
Pens Fan: Hold the mail.
Princess: [holds her pregnant belly and breathes fire] IT IS NOT THAT FAR AWAY!
[the room quiets]
Me: You might as well just rent an RV if you’re going to Princess Aurora’s house.
Can you feel the love?