oh yes, it’s another one of these…a my mom story…
let’s just say, for the sake of saying, that your aunt is getting married.
and your mom calls you every single day for two months to see if you are coming.
and you decide to go, because a) even though it’s her third wedding, it is your aunt and b) you suffer from horrible daughter guilt and c) your mother already bought wedding outfits for your children.
and then about 2 hours before the wedding your mom says, “no kids were invited to the wedding. i mean, besides the grandchildren.”
wait a tick….my children are not her grandchildren.
so, you casually say to your mom, “um, does that mean that Emily and Isabella weren’t invited to the wedding?”
and she says, casually, “well, no. but i toldÃ‚Â Rita they were coming, so it’s okay. we worked it out.”
um. yeah. what the hell does this mean???
so, we show up to the wedding….because at this point we have no choice. i mean, the children are already dressed. and excited to go. and there are no seats for my girls. Isabella on my lap and Emily on my little brother’s. but Emily refused to sit on a lap. refused.
so, i pull my mom aside and say, “so, they REALLY weren’t invited, were they?”
“Well, no,” she says.
so, i take my mom’s keys, and take them home. but first we stop at Cheesecake Factory….because at this point, i need something that’s going to make me not want to kill someone.
basically, long story short, i was more than happy to get a babysitter for these kids. obviously, it’s easier for me to leave them at home and NOT try to keep them in check during a wedding ceremony and before the wedding when i had to retrieve Isabella from the open elevator that she ran into, causing my mother to knock my precious camera to the floor, breaking it into 3 pieces. (and yes, i’m still bitter about this)
but, because my mom wanted to show off her grandkids. because my mother wanted them there. because she didn’t care that her sister-in-law didn’t want them there, she just decided NOT to tell me.
so, i ask you, my dear internets, what would you do??? my mom was having a party last night after the wedding – all the relatives were coming over and she came straight home from the wedding and went into panic party mode, so we didn’t get a chance to speak about it. so, do i talk to her about it? do i let it go? do i just pretend that it didn’t happen?