Hello, Easter. Goodbye, Heaven.

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We are going to Las Vegas this weekend.  By “we” I don’t mean the Evil Spawn who lives in our guest room (we don’t want her to think this little arrangement is permanent).

This is Easter weekend (Happy Easter Everybody!)

A time to celebrate Jesus’s resurrection.  Also, it’s when we look for plastic eggs in the backyard and eat the ears off of hollow chocolate rabbits (I’m pretty sure this isn’t WJWD). I Hope This Trip Doesn't Turn Out Like the Movie... The Hangover.

Evidently, it’s also the time to take our first trip to Sin City (I don’t know which Mobster came up with the idea for Vegas… but on behalf of millions of visitors each year… I would like to say, Thank You).

While this sounds like fun, I have a feeling we may have angered our old friend Karma.

A weekend in Las Vegas during Easter may not be the best idea we’ve ever had.

There is wrong and then there is WAY WRONG.

This is undoubtedly the later.

But don’t blame us.  We need to make some money because we have bills to pay (or not… time will tell).

Our lives just wouldn’t be complete without seeing Penn & Teller (magicians and one of them doesn’t talk… HILARIOUS!).

Only in America can two educators take their hard earned money (thank you taxpayers) and fly across the country to enjoy an all you can eat $2.50 buffet (now that’s a good steak).

And you wonder why I love this country?

You may have noticed I didn’t mention anything about the Evil Spawn participating in this latest trip.

She’s banned.

This is a bit of a “sore subject” at our house.

Not so much for us, but for her.

She has no tolerance for anything that involves hotels and eating out without her being included.

When we told her (by “we”, I mean my wife) about the trip, her response (after a long pause) was “You two better be kidding me.”

We weren’t.

She gets a fun-filled weekend with the grandparents (who will also be hosting their favorite grandchild… Buddy the Dog).

This is a classic win-win-win.

We get Las Vegas.

The casinos get the Evil Spawn’s college fund.

And she gets to be the one member of the family who has a better than 4 to 1 shot of getting into Heaven.

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6 Responses to “Hello, Easter. Goodbye, Heaven.”

  1. Alfred Thompson
    on Mar 30th, 2010
    @ 4:37 pm

    So a) are you going to ISTE in Denver this year and b) play any poker? Ideally badly. :-) I’m hoping we can get a little side trip to some casinos a little outside of Denver for edupoker :-)

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Alfred Thompson, No ISTE for me this year… unless they call and need a presenter for “Blogging 101 by an Idiot”.

  2. Olwyn Hughes
    on Mar 30th, 2010
    @ 7:17 pm

    That is a plan!!!! After a particularly hellish Thanksgiving weekend away with our own version of the Evil Spawn and a friend of hers, we have banned her from any and all traveling with us until she is over 21! My hubby and I are going to San Fran when she goes to camp this summer. What bliss it will be! Enjoy Vegas!

  3. Alicia Kessler
    on Mar 31st, 2010
    @ 6:51 am

    I’m convinced I must be too nice to my child, because when I want to go anywhere adult (like say a place to eat without a play place) she doesn’t want to go to either of her Grandmas?? I was always silently hoping and praying for any excuse to go to Grandmas……far away from my grouchy parents. I gotta get meaner….

  4. Angie
    on Apr 1st, 2010
    @ 6:32 am

    Hate to burst your bubble, but the $2.50 steak buffet ended in 1987. Buffets average $20.00/person now. Good luck at the slots!

  5. Keely Durning
    on Apr 20th, 2010
    @ 11:09 pm

    I love the casinos of vegas. The movie Casino has been on everyday lately and its amazing to see how Vegas has changed over the years.

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