Some back story (again). TLP (our son, the little prince) asked BYP (beautiful young princess) to marry him two years ago. BYP said, “Sure!!” And they have been betrothed ever since the tender age of 7 years-old. The Yiddish name for the relationship between parents of a married couple is “machertunim”. The mothers are “machertenesters” and the father is a “shver” (not a really pleasant translation).
So, while I was having my well-documented endoscopy, our machertenester was having laparoscopy to remove her not-quite-burst appendix.
How did we find out? Our machertenester was emailing from her blackberry to tell us because they had to cancel our dinner plans for tonight. Really? Really? That was on your mind as you recover from surgery?
Laparoscopy, open-heart surgery, whatEVERRRR. Surgery is surgery.
The emails went something like this:
“We have to cancel dinner tomorrow night. I had my appendix removed this morning.”
[Blogger side bar: I am thinking, WAIT, WAS THAT WRITTEN IN THE SAME WAY AS, “Sorry, we couldn’t get a babysitter” ??????? Really, machertenester? What, all of sudden, you like minimalist and Bauhaus in an emotional context? Are you too assimilated?]
“OMG, what happened?”
“What do you mean ‘OMG what happened?’ You have an out of office message about an unanticipated absence! I am freaking out!”
“No, you can’t freak out because YOU-U-U had major surgery?”
“Not so major; it was caught before the rupture. What did you have done?”
“Endoscopy, with Michael Jackson drugs.”
“And you thought you were going to the office after THAT?”
[OK, this conversation is going in the wrong direction.]
“Wait, we are talking about your almost disastrous brush with rupture, peritonitis and shock.”
I look up exactly what happened to Machertenester. Ewwwwwwwwwwww.
“Should we take the kids? Do you need ANYTHING?” [I am thinking if she said, “New cable box or blender” I would have gotten it for her.]
“We’ll check in tomorrow.”
Ok, Machertenester is a strong woman.
I don’t care if our kids marry. She is my machertenester forEVEH.