In the afternoon I received an email from Mom that said, "I got us tickets to Israel. Don't say no we are going."
I ignored this email thinking that surely she was kidding.
Then there were a series of text messages:
"Tell them it's an emergency."
"We are going to Israel! I am so happy!"
Either she had completely lost her mind or she really was under the impression that I was going to Israel with her, or both.
Finally I responded to the email saying that we will talk about it when I got home.
When I arrived I learned that she called United mileage and they were able to place us in two spots to go to Israel for free.
I explained to Mom that I had a plan and that this really wasn't in it. Would she be mad at me forever if I just didn't go ?
She cooly said that it was fine but she was sure that if my friends wanted to go to Hawaii I would go with them.
When would we be leaving?
Friday, in three days.