‘Twas the night before New York and all through our home, all the kids and adults were excited and ready to go!
We packed all our bags and got all the kids on a plane, flying three hours with no whining or a single complaint.
Once we arrived we pulled our bags to a big black van, it looked like it transported an entire mafia clan.
With our eyes filled with wonder we watched the New York skyline grow, as we muddled through traffic that was terribly slow.
As we arrived we were told, “You were arriving today? I thought your arrival date was still another week away?”
Uh no, dear sweet apartment owner our clan of seven is here, you better clean this darn place or me you shall fear!
So we left our bags behind as the maid went to work, cleaning up the mess of the previous family that must have been raising a clan of spoiled rotten twerps.
We went and ate at a hole in the wall eatery filled with angry New Yorkers, that spat profanities because the clerk didn’t want to be paid with a bag full of quarters.
As I covered my youngest one’s ears from the s-nannigans and f-bombs that spewed like a cork, I thought to myself, “Yep, this is New York!”
Then the real fun began when the mice joined our family, running wild through our apartment for the mounds of candy…that had been left behind by the previous twerps, that I wish I could give a talking to about respect and that cleaning up after yourself really does work!
Eleven mice have been hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that the so-called maid soon would be there. (She hasn’t been…moving on…)
We’ve also experienced a broken TV, a DVD player that doesn’t work either, and a hairdryer that caught fire, yes the trip has been fun, but the apartment is like a plot from a bad movie starring McGyver.
The best parts of the trip have been the visit to Macy’s to see Santa, the carriage ride through Central Park, coffee in Times Square…it has been totally amazing to spend the holidays here!
So off I must go, there are more things to do, the electric mouse trap just went off again…I can smell him cooking in the other room… <—- Totally serious, it just happened!!!
Good night from NYC ~
VSK (the epic mouse catcher)