A Yankees game, souvenir cups and a “story”
As I walked the three blocks back from the post office here in Long Island City this afternoon I was struck by two thoughts:
I just paid $12.95 to mail trash to my nephews. And I lied to them.
They’re 3 and 5-years-old. Someday I’ll ‘fess up.
11 June 2014
Guess what? I went to Yankee Stadium to watch a baseball game. It was a lot of fun. Since the Yankees are your FAVORITE baseball team I decided to bring you something from the stadium.
They sell hot dogs, but I thought, “Well, Declan and Gunnar can get hot dogs at CostCo so THAT’S not a good surprise.”
They sell popcorn there too, but you can get popcorn at the Dollar Store, just like we did when we went to feed the ducks.
Then I thought, “I know! I will get them Yankee Stadium Ice Cream!” And then I remembered, it’s very, very hot and if I try to put ice cream in an envelope and mail it to you it would be all melted by the time it arrived.
So I kept thinking and thinking (and I also watched the game. Derek Jeter scored a HOME RUN!)
Then I knew! I’d buy you both a cup of Yankee Stadium LEMONDAE.
I bought two big cups. They were very cold and had ice cubes inside…
The game was long and it was kind of hot. So I had a little drink of your lemonade, Declan. And then, I was still hot, and the game was still going so I had some of yours too, Gunnar. Then I had a little bit more and it was time to go home.
Then I started walking towards the post office to send it to you and I drank some more. And, before I knew it, I drank all of your lemonade (AND I had to go to the bathroom VERY badly!) Woops! Two cups is too much!
Then when I got to the post office I realized, “Hey! It’s a good thing I drank the lemonade because if I tried to put cups full of ice cold lemonade in an envelope I’d make a mess, just like ice cream in an envelope.”
So. Here are your CUPS from Yankee Stadium, boys. I thought you could use them in the bathtub! Probably not at the table because they’re too tall (and not BPA free, sorry, Mama) but they’re PERFECT for bath-time adventures!
I love you, guys. I hope you had fun watching the World Cup with mom and dad and friends who came to visit.
Love, Aunt Jennie
DISCLAIMER: MAMA AND DADA, THESE WERE ACTUALLY DISCARDED BEER CUPS. I PUT THEM THROUGH THE DISWASHER TWICE THOUGH. THEY’RE CLEAN. DRINKS WERE LIKE $12-$20. I STUCK WITH WATER.$5X2 AND A HOT DOG. AND FRIES (MAN THE FRIES WERE TASTY). AND RANDY HAD CHICKEN TENDERS. AND CHEESE FRIES. BUT I WAS TOO CHEAP TO BUY ANYTHING IN SOUVINIER CUPS. SO THERE’S THAT. I’M EITHER A LIAR OR A GREAT STORYTELLER. Either way, the boys have souvenir cups from Jeter’s final season. XOXO AJ
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My vote is great storyteller/adventure writer. I’ll buy your book when you are published!