My parents are crazy!

  1. Must be empty nest induced psychosis -- That's the only way I can explain it. My father, the retired teacher is 56, my mother, the out of retirement RN is 54. They are going backpacking in Vietnam in January. They will be living out of a backpack, eating street food.

    First my Grandmother calls me up and starts telling me dirty jokes and then this. My world has gone off its axis. First, you need to know my parents to know how totally out of character this is. Their age is not the issue -- they are 2 very youthful and active people. These are the people who raised me. They go to sleep at 2100 hrs, for god sake.

    I'm kidding! I'm really proud of them for doing this. I'm jealous! I want to go too. I want to eat to curried goat testicles on a skewer on some street corner, dammit!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    sooo...did granny have any good jokes?
  4. by   jnette
    That is soooooooooooooo great !!! GOOD FOR THEM !!!

    What SHOULD they be doing... wearing out the runners of a rocking chair ?

    That's wonderful... my kinda people ! I wish them the best, and saftey in their travels.

    Mabe they can bring you some curried goat testicle jerkey instead!
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    sooo...did granny have any good jokes?
    EXACTLY! What's up with the dirty joke comment, and then no dirty jokes follow?

    Dirty joke tease!

    Heather
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Good for THEM......this is what life is about! I wish them a safe, enlightening journey!~
  7. by   Lausana
    Adrienne your family sounds cool! It explains why you are the individual you are Hope they bring you back some goodies from their adventures
  8. by   PennyLane
    Your parents sound cool. My parents are kinda doing the same thing now--minus the backpacking part. They've gone to China, France, the Galapagos islands, Costa Rica, Greece, and Austria in the past few years. Next is a safari in Africa, then India. They go somewhere twice a year! I wish they would have done this stuff when I was younger!!
  9. by   BadBird
    You are so lucky to have parents, cherise them. Both mine are dead now and I miss them terribly.
  10. by   adrienurse
    Straight from the mouth of my 77 year old Grandmother (pretty tame, but this was coming from my Grandmother (!))

    "Hester, the parish organist was warming up before the members of the choir came in for their weekly practice. As the priest came in, he noticed something strange on the top of the parish organ. As he walked closer we realized that it was a glass of water, that oddly enough seemed to have a condom floating in it. He cleared his throat and said "Hester, what an interesting thing you have sitting on top of the organ". To this she replied "Oh thanks, I found it lying around and did what the package said-- keep moist and place on organ"


    P.S. I love my parents! I was just being silly earlier. They have travelled extensively and I was just taken by surprise when they said they'd be backpacking. As I said, they are very youthful people. Very active as well. My father volunteers with habitat for humanity (selection committee and also helps with construction of homes and donation of supplies). He also does volunteer landscaping for an adolescent treatment facility. In his spare time he is in the last stages of training to be a Catholic deacon. My mother does 1 hr of Tae Bo each morning, and came out of early retirement to go back to nursing a year ago. She works a lot at a Rural 25 bed Hospital (that does a bit of everything). Two years ago they built the beautiful house in the woods that they live in -- with their own hands.

    I just find it hillarious when I see how the roles are reversing between me and my parents.

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