My neighbor sent me the following email and as my husband and I discussed it -- we said that with four kids, we hope we don’t have to resort to the following when our kids are grown.
A man in Jacksonville, FL calls his son in San Diego, CA the day before Thanksgiving and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough."
"Pop, what are you talking about?" the son screams.
"We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer," the father says. "‘We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Denver and tell her."
Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. "Like heck they’re getting divorced. I’ll take care of this!"
She calls Jacksonville immediately and screams at her father, "You are NOT getting divorced. Do not do a single thing until I get there. I am calling my brother back and we will both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing! DO YOU HEAR ME?" and hangs up.
The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. "Okay," he says, "they’re coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way."