Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ask Your Mother

Nick texted me earlier this week and mentioned about him and Beth going to see Star Wars on Friday. I told him I thought it was a great idea and we began to set it up. He told me the name of the theater, what time it was playing, he even sent me the address!

He texted a couple of times asking if I had texted his mom and I said no. He said his mom would text me. "Have you got her text yet?" "No I haven't." 

That should have been a red flag.

Beth and I got to the theater and waited.

And waited.

He texted and said we were NOT to buy the tickets because he was going to buy them. "The boyfriend always buys for the girlfriend." I told him we wouldn't buy them but they might be sold out. The movie started in just 15 minutes.

Then he texts, "As soon as my mom gets home, we're on our way."

"What?!?" I have to tell you they live about 15-30 minutes away, depending on traffic. And his mom wasn't even at home!

I ended up texting her and no, she hadn't realized he had made plans with us. But she got home and her, Nick and Dad all jumped in the car and flew to the theater! They ended up seeing Jumanji instead (both Beth and Nick had seen Star Wars with family members anyway) and they loved it and said it was really funny.

I certainly learned a lesson in all this: ask his mom. No matter what texts I get, I need to confirm it with his mom before we set our alarms, get dressed, drive to the theater and stand around for 30 minutes.

He called me later that evening and asked if I was mad at him. I told him I had been but that it all worked out and I wasn't angry anymore. He apologized and we talked about what we need to do differently next time. 

As crazy as the day was, he really was a gentleman.


ellen b said...

Wow, glad it all worked out in the end. He really has a great smile. I'm glad he's a gentleman and Beth didn't have to go home disappointed.

Billie Jo said...

I am glad it all worked out.
And that he insists on being a gentleman!
Happy New Year!

Barb said...

Hi Cindy~

Oh dear, it is a learning process isn't it. I'm so glad they got to go to the movies together, they are adorable! It's good that he knew you were upset and that you are ok now, that's a hard one to learn sometimes. Beth and Nick are very lucky to have you in their life!

Happy New Year!!

Hugs and Love,

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh no.... glad it all got worked out. That had to be frustrating for both of you as moms... I'm sure they hated to rush & get him to the theater too.
I did hear that movie is hilarious

Adelaide Dupont said...

Thank you Nick for being a gentleman and considering Cindy and Beth in your plans for next time.