I walk in to the house and Dana is laying on the couch. “Hey, are you alright?” I inquire.
I kneel down in front of her and see her eyes are little slits. “I feel all dizzy and lightheaded from the last juice,” comes her weak reply. And I think the acid is eating a whole in my throat.”
“Really? I feel fine! I’m just really thirsty and have had to use the bathroom a lot today. Too much liquid!” I reply with a chuckle.
“Did you stay true to the juice?” she asks, “No cupcakes? No treats?”
“Nothing! I was very good today!”
“Are you lying to me!”
“No! I’m serious! I stayed true to the juice!” I smile and laugh, thinking how hard it really was.
“Well, I am starving! Can you get me my “Dinner” from the fridge?”
I walk to the fridge and pull out bottle number 5. It is a thick coconut juice that looks kinda like eggnog.
She opens the top takes a sip and gags! “It’s gross, I can’t drink this!” her voice is full of disgust. “I’m done! Do you want to quit?”
I respond with. “No I am fine.” All the while thinking to myself, “I can’t be the one to quit; I’ll never hear the end of it.”
She forces down another sip, this time with her nose plugged. “I would quit for you, if you really wanted me to.”
Quickly I say, “I would quit for you, if you really wanted me to.”
“We could go out to Grover’s for your birthday, but only if you wanted to quit.”
Now I know I have her. “I don’t even know if there open today!”
“They are, I just checked,” her smile wide across her face.
“Only if you want to quit, I would quit for you!” I say again smiling, really hamming it up.
“Fine! I quit! Why did we ever want to do this? What we’re we thinking?” she pleads, “This was the worse idea I ever had.”
“We!” I am already up putting on my coat, “I’d blame it on Groupon!”
“Darn, Groupon!” she replies with a laugh.
As we are walking down the stairs to the truck, I look back. “I knew you would never make it.”
“Shut it!, Now what are we gonna do with all this juice?”
Author’s note: I’m back on the juice today!