When in Mexico...this one is dedicated to Mrs. G's kids!

Mr. and Mrs. G’s kids take great delight in mocking their parents’ lack of social prowess and stamina, their sadly wanting élan. Mrs. G’s daughter will call the house at 8:00 in the evening and when Mrs. G. answers, exclaim, “Mom! I didn’t expect you to answer the phone! What are you doing up so late?” Mrs. G’s son will enter the living room on a Friday night and say, “Wait, wait, don’t tell me…let me guess! Tonight you two are going to sit right on this couch and watch a movie.”  The banter, the derision…no, no, it never gets old.


Well Mrs. G. wishes the fruit of her womb was around last night when Mr. G. suggested to Mrs. G. at 11:45 in the dark of night that they stroll downtown and go dancing.


“Hold up,” Mrs. G. said, “Did you just say you want to go dancing?”


“I did.”


“But I’m in my nightgown.”


“Just throw on some jeans and let’s go. You’ll look fantastic! Really, let’s just go.”




So Mrs. G. threw on some jeans and flip-flops, grabbed Mr. G’s arm and sashayed into town wearing her nightgown.


They danced for two hours.




After the fourth margarita, Mr. G. nearly twirled Mrs. G. into the restaurant’s fresh lobster tank.


No one was injured, but it was a natural ending to a most excellent evening. It was time to head home.


Even in a foreign country, Mr. G. always knows a shortcut, so on the walk home, they took some twists and turns that brought them to the large coral wall surrounding their resort.




The next thing Mrs. G. knows, Mr. G. is climbing over the wall and encouraging her to follow.


Mrs. G. was down on her knees in the sand she was laughing so hard.


“Just grab my hand!" he kept saying, " I’ll pull you over!”


Mrs. G. and her ass are ambitious—they're dreamers—but they also know their limits. Neither of them had any intention of scaling the wall.


Which was good, because Mr. G. was still urging her to mount the wall when a security guard walked up behind him.


Just what this scene needed: the fuzz.


“How are you folks this evening?” he asked.


They assured him they were fine. Just, uh, trying to make it back to room 114.


With a straight face, the guard pointed his finger to the right of Mrs. G.


“You might find it easier to just use the gate.”


So she did.


And Mr. G, smug outlaw, called her a chicken and made Bawk! Bawk! noises all the way to their room.


Kids, you would have been horrified.


It was awesome.

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Reader Comments (46)

Love it! Sounds like an ideal honeymoon, Dancing Queen! Having the time of her li-i-ife! OOooo, see that girl? Watch that scene, diggin' the Dancing Queen...

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I want to go on vacation with you!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkcinnova

You party animals!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*m*

Love it!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblank

Haha! Wish I had been there!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~annie

The older we get, the better it gets! We REALLY know how to have fun!

A totally awesome vacation! When you come back, I hope you'll share where it looks just perfect for a mid-March vacation.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

I am so proud of you right now, it hurts.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermiddle-aged-woman

Are you married to my husband?

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercarol

(Nearly getting busted? You're doing us 40-somethings proud.) So happy you're having such fun. Thanks for a good laugh.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Harp

Does in you nightgown also mean braless. If so, even more daring!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter40Something

It sounds like that plane ride was SO worth it! Glad you're having a great time!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

LMAO-Great post!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanna

What fun!! Cut loose, you guys!

When we went to Paris we found ourselves out cruising the Boulevard Montparnasse at midnight - when at home I'd be in bed by 9.

Tell the kids you're just saving it up for the right locale.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterg

I can only think that great things happen on the Naughty Beach.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Sounds like you are having a blast!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Other Laura

Isn't it funny how boring our children think we are? My son, a teen at the time, asked what dad and I were doing while both he and his sister were out for the night. I told him I thought we might get wild, stay up late, watch porn and have sex on the sofa. His response? "Oh gross, I eat on the sofa sometimes, and besides you are too old!" I think I was 41 at the time!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanna

That scene could have so easily been played out between me and my husband (the one with the wall)! Love that you're living large and having so much fun.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

You are staying at Naughty Beach? Oh you two!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteredj

Isn't it funny what vacations do to you? Sounds like you are having a wonderful honeymoon, hurray!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Ditto Lori's comment on "naughty beach" I totally want to go there now!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbecky

Beautiful! I love it. What a great trip.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I think this trip took 30 years off you and Mr. G already.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreen Girl in Wisconsin

Dancin in the moonlight-how does that song go? Can't remember now just that one verse keeps playing in my mind. That is why we should not have to work full time jobs---zaps all our energies and gets in the way of the real life. Couples can fall in love all over again and stir those passions of romance. Happy honeymoon.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleslie

yea- you made great memories, let them know you were there and embarrassed your kids!
Well worth the price!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeredith@whynot


February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

I just love how much fun you are having!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrightside-Susan

Thank god you didn't have the kids there holding you back!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn @ Juggling Life

Absolutely fan-damn-tabulous!! \o/


February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanaB

LMAO!!!!! Thanks, Mrs. G - that was an awesome story!!!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterljdigeso

If only there were video footage!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

I laughed until there were tears!!! Thank you for a great 'end-of-the-week' guffaw. For what it's worth: my kids don't think I know how to have fun anymore, either, and I'm not going to tell them any different.

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda G (no relation)

Thanks for the great laugh! Always good to horrify the children :-)

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy M

Sounds like it was well worth the plane ride. Glad you are having a great time. You deserve it!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDorrie

Mexico suits you both! Nauti-Beach and all : )

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphd in yogurtry

WooHoo you two!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie in AZ

Priceless! I'm laughing so hard my stitches from my surgery are about to pop! Enjoy every minute of your vacation, Mrs. G. You so deserve it!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetest Whimsy

I love Miss G. But I suspect she could learn some party on secrets from Mrs. and Mr. G. Rawk on Dude and Dudette. You rule!

February 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Paul

You can wait 20 years to take another vacation together. Next time you might even get arrested.

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

I hope no lobsters were harmed in the twirl. LOL.

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTTFN


February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

that sounds like so DAMN much fun

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

Ahhh, Mrs. G. You do my heart good!! Meh-ee-coh is the place to do that sort of thing, don't ya know? Love ya to pieces!


February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I love this. I love that you two are having such a good time.
oh...and remember....What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...what happens in Mexico, NEVER happened.
just in case you need know...for later!!

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdkuroiwa

Mrs. G,

It sounds like you and Mr. G are having the time of your lives! Such fun memories in the making!

I LOVE that the founder of the Women's Colony is vacationing on Isla Mujeres--"The Island of Women"! Too perfect!

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStarshine

Ah, I do so love a good old-fashioned dose of mortification. Kids.

February 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Ann

nautibeach! I LOVE it!

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

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