Chapter 9, Part 4: Summer Vacations According to a Mini-Wife
One of Bratty’s summer goals was to take a few trips. She put together a few different schemes during the summer. In the end, the only trip she ended up taking was a weekend trip for her birthday that SO and I took her on. Let’s take a closer look at Bratty’s plans to see why nothing worked out.
Scheme # 1 was a weekend trip that Bratty tried to plan with her high school friends. Bratty proposed a road trip over a long weekend. Since Bratty had a car, she would drive but expected everyone else to pay for the gas plus some extra for her troubles. Also, they wouldn’t need a hotel room and everyone could sleep in the car (a tiny convertible, lol). Not surprisingly, Bratty did not find any takers for this fabulous trip that involved overpaying for a ride and sleeping in the car.
Scheme # 2 was Bratty wanting to crash SO’s business trip to Puerto Rico. Bratty asked SO if she could go and she would spend days at the beach while he was working. SO said sure but Bratty had to pay for her own plane ticket. Bratty looked at prices online and I guess her 10 hours a week part-time gig wasn’t pulling in the big bucks like she thought, so she had to scrap that plan as well.
Scheme # 3 was Bratty at her Mini-Wife finest. I mentioned to Bratty that I had reserved a campsite for a weekend in August. I knew she enjoyed camping in the past with SO, so I invited her to go with us. Bratty got quiet and then said she wasn’t sure about her work schedule, etc. I said no problem, just let us know if you are able to join us.
A week or so later, SO and Bratty came home from a trip to the store and I caught a bit of their conversation. Bratty was asking what he thought about her idea, and SO said he didn’t think it would work out. I later asked SO what that conversation was all about.
SO said Bratty had asked him if he would take her to Mexico for a week. Not only was I not invited, Bratty wanted to go on this trip over the same weekend of our camping trip. Meaning she expected SO to cancel with me and go to Mexico with her! I asked SO if he reminded her that we already had a camping trip that weekend that she was invited to join us on. He said yes he did and Bratty said she didn’t want to go with us but wanted to do an ‘international’ trip before her summer was over. I was definitely annoyed that she would even propose. I was also glad SO had the good sense to say no, even though I wish it had been a stronger Hell No.
So in the end, poor Bratty failed at her summer travel goals (and frankly most of her summer goals). But Bratty’s Summer of Terror was not finished yet. Bratty McBratFace thought gas was so expensive and everyone should commute via bicycle ‘like she did when she was in Amsterdam’. So Bratty set off on a Craigslist search for a bicycle. In our next installment we’ll see how Bratty fared pedaling around the streets of our fair city.