I Cannot Win When a Man Has the Mojo

Fifth annual little league tournament in kuwait 2013

Mojo, Ace and Mark went to Kuwait for a baseball tournament.

Susan was invited, but she turned down their offer when she learned she would not be playing.

Doha Downtown from Arch

I invited her to go to Doha with me for a girls’ weekend of yoga, swimming and a little sightseeing.

“That will be fun,” she said.  “I’ve never been to Qatar.”

Doha front of Islamic Museum

She invited her friend, making the weekend even better as they shared a room complete with free wi-fi.  During class, as they struggled through downward dog, they giggled together before falling over during half-moon.  While I learned to breathe, they swam and ate ice lollies in the heated pool.  One evening, we were invited to a dinner party, and Susan was delighted to find herself in the company of cat lovers who also enjoyed telling stories about their precious, furry companions.

Returning to Bahrain, as Susan and I cleared immigration, I got a message that Mojo and the boys had already arrived home.  “You won” I texted back.

Susan wondered how the boys’ trip was.  I started telling her what I knew, but she shouted, “Spoiler alert!  I want to hear it from the boys.”

At home, after the initial run-down of games won and lost, they got to the good part: eleven, stinky boys under Mojo’s supervision, having an all-night, soda-palooza while watching “the epic” Back to the Future 1, 2, and 3.  Plus, all the popcorn they could eat.

As she listened to them laughing about Pepsi coming out their nostrils, she whined, “I wish I had gone with Dad.”

Ooooh, that Mojo!  He won again.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. longtooth
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 13:18:48

    good one Eva! Must admit though….baseball beats yoga hands down 😉

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    • Eva the Dragon
      Jan 28, 2013 @ 13:29:40

      OBVIOUSLY behind that armor is a MAN!

      BTW how do you put the smiley faces in your comments?

      Reply

      • longtooth
        Jan 28, 2013 @ 13:33:22

        lol true that!! As for the smileys…Same way as when regular texting, Eva 🙂 just using the qwerty key board.

      • Eva the Dragon
        Jan 28, 2013 @ 13:38:01

        I thought I knew but it’s not converting the letters into a smiley face. hmmm.

      • longtooth
        Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:00:27

        found out what the reason is…you gotta get into your WP settings and there’s a specific command prompt that you gotta check to activate the emoticons 🙂 Comment settings

      • Eva the Dragon
        Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:12:39

        I already had it clicked. I tried again and : – )

        Thank you.

        But something is not working. Don’t worry about it now. These are the types of things that I don’t like spending time trying to figure out. 😉

      • longtooth
        Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:14:18

        yay!! you shouldn’t put the – in between …. instead just try this : and this )

      • longtooth
        Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:15:19

        these are the type of things that drive me nutso until i figure them out 😉 Have a good one, Eva…when will the boys make new videos?

  2. Eva the Dragon
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:15:57

    OK it worked now. Thanks for taking the time to help me. Kids are home… gotta run.

    Reply

  3. longtooth
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 14:21:50

    Have a great day, Eva!

    Reply

  4. April
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 16:33:59

    If it is any consolation, I would have enjoyed the yoga and swimming more than baseball with stinky boys.

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    • Eva the Dragon
      Jan 28, 2013 @ 22:05:34

      I think it was the unending supply of soda that got her vote. When I found her buying gatorade and other faux juices, I told her to quite drinking them and have something healthier.

      The boys obviously did not have their mother around.

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  5. LmbK
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 02:15:54

    I think you are lucky to have such a good man-servant as Mojo. Soda-paloozas are always fun for boys but he was smart enough to have it at a hotel in a far-away land!

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    • Eva the Dragon
      Jan 29, 2013 @ 05:48:16

      That’s true. He was smart and I asked no questions- what happens in Kuwait stays in Kuwait.

      But there is blowback. It was Mom who had to deal with boys the last two days, who whined “I am sick today. I cannot go to school.”

      Reply

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