I would like to share some memorable dialogue from my beatific weekend in Chicago. No, I did not take this picture.
At the house after we ate lots of food and guacamole...
Michael: Here is a set of keys for you Shelby.
Shelby: Oh, thanks.
The next night...
Michael sees keys on table.
Michael: Oh Shelby you keep those keys so whenever you come you can always get in.
Nika: NOOO!!! Why does she need our keys?!?!?
Michael: Just let her have them. I thought it would be nice. We can make another copy.
Nika: NOO!!! It's our spare set.
Shelby: That was a very nice gesture Michael but I don't think I need a set of keys to your house.
Walking home from the train station...
Nika says something bratty...
Shelby stomps down the stairs...
"Nika, I can't believe you. Look, you made the nicest girl in all of America mad. She's stomping down the stairs!"
Getting up in the morning...
Me (in a sweet precious voice): "Nika...Nika...Nika..."
Me: "Come out I'm leaving soon."
Nika walking out of her room sneezing and sniffing and coughing: "What God awful disease did you bring with you Shelby?"
Me: "I didn't make you sick but now I have dog hair all over me."
Nika: "Serves you right."
Then Nika got mad at me because I didn't know how to get to the train station.
I think she hit me at one point.
Then I hugged her.
She was a little resistant.
Then we said good-bye and she said something snotty, so I pulled her hair.
Then Michael said,
"I think I'm going to trade you in for Shelby. She's not so bratty."
It was a really great weekend.
I love them.
I google imaged "I love Chicago." This is what I found. So on my next trip we are going to meet up and kiss all afternoon in front of the giant bean. Don't worry we'll take pictures.
To be continued.