John: Are you crying? Over a car commercial?
Shelley: Sniff. No. Sniff. Maybe. That little girl grew up so quickly. And during all of those years, her mother kept her safe in their Subaru. But it’s not really about the car. It’s about how fast kids grow up. Like Matt and Andrew did. Now Matt’s teaching in Kuwait and Andrew’s in Vancouver married to Ash. I understand how Simendea (Ash’s mom, who lives in Bali) feels. I really do. We’re so far away from our kids. Sniff. Sniff. Sniffle.
John: We’ll see them at Christmas.
Shelley: That’s over two months away.
Shelley: Sniff. Sniff. Oh Sniffle.
John: Shelley, we have never seen one “Law and Order” episode. How in the world can this commercial make you cry?
Shelley: Because John one of the cops is retiring. Look, he’s carrying his box out of the office one last time. It’s so final. What if he never sees his friends again? What if he never makes new friends? Like us? Sniff. Sniff. Sniffle.
John: Oh thank God. “The Voice” is back on.
Adam: First of all you know I love both of you. You know that, right? This so hard. This part of “The Voice” really sucks. I hate my job. But I choose… I choose… Tessanne Chin.
Shelley: Ohhhhh…. Sniff. Snif. Sniffle.
Shelley: I can’t help myself because, sniff, sniff, sniffle because…
Shelley: Sniff. Because the “Tina Turner Sound A Like Singer,” Donna Allen, just lost in “The Battle Rounds” and no one picked her up. What were they thinking? Now she’ll never win “The Voice.” She was singing for all of the 50 plus people out there. Like me. She spoke to me. She said,
“Shelley, you are never too old to go for after your dreams.”
And now her dream is dead. Mine too. Sniff. Sniff. Sniffle.
John: I didn’t know you had a dream.
Shelley: I don’t. But that’s not the point. Sniff. Sniff. Sniffle.
John: And I thought you liked Tessanne Chin more.
Shelley: I do. Imagine if she had lost?
John: Dear God. Come here. Euhhhh…. You’re all sweaty.
Shelley: All that crying gave me hot flashes. Whew. All better now. Thanks.
Shelley: I think reducing my HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) prescription by half is going really well. Don’t you?
Shelley and John
Donna and Tessane: Timeline photos