Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than playing jokes on the ones you care about – at least that’s how I see it. I always say “I kid because I care” and that rang true earlier this evening when I saw my mother. Now, before I embark on any journey, my mother demands that I give her my itinerary including flight numbers, hotels, important phone numbers and contacts. In a perfect world, she would also have a tracking device implanted into my skin so that she could get a play by play of all of my movements across the globe. I’m an only child if you didn’t already guess.
I’m going to Europe Feb 18 – March 2. Enclosed is my itinerary. I’m also enclosing Taken and Taken 2. If for some reason I’m kidnapped, follow Liam Neeson’s instructions to find me!”
Her reaction to my wild antics is always the same — She laughs and then goes “What in the world possessed you to do this?!” Overall, she’s excited for me – I make her nervous, but she knows I can get myself out of almost every snafu. I think she’s finally accepting that I am a wayward wanderer.