Yesterday was Easter Dinner and I am very thankful that husband of mine no longer looks at me oddly when I grab my crochet bag and hooks (even if I don’t have a project started). Yesterday was no exception! I was able to bust out so many rows on my baby blanket it was awesome. See, that was very needed especially since there was NO BIL buffer 😦 He is across the ocean with friends for a week, so we were stuck at MIL’s house with MIL and SIL! HELP!!!! MIL of course is asking about tiny human and how they are cooking. She then tells me that she has decided to bring her BF’s mom to the baby shower (yup I have no say). She also said it as such, ” FYI: Sheena is really excited for this baby shower, like, I think more excited than I am!” This curve ball, I have kind of been anticipating potentially as hubby and I have agreed that when tiny human is born that she will I guess be a “great-grandma figure” in their lives…. until MIL fucks up this relationship like all the rest (hubby’s words here, not mine!!!) Don’t worry, tiny human has an actual great-gran for when shit hits the fan! She is AMAZING TOO!!!! SIL is listening to this as it unfolds and pipes up to be included in the conversation only after MIL tells me that she is going to be picking up BIL’s gf! (Yeah, this one I really am excited for to be there!!!) If/when BIL and her get married, it will be her and I huddled together in the corner far away from SIL and the insanity. Yes, finally an ally! This was apparently too far for SIL as she then proceeds to freak out about said baby shower. “What day is it? Where is MY invite?” …..etc! My response was: “check your email! You were sent an invite, and haven’t responded yet!” So what does she do, yup, open Facebook and complain that there is no invite there! *face palm* Holding back my angry voice, I repeat, CHECK **your fucking** E-mail! “OOOOOHHHHH, why did you send it to my email? why didn’t you do it via facebook?” Thankfully I ignored that one, but the next one got me though: “I don’t see an e-mail from you in here!”…. FUCK!!!! “I didn’t send out the invites. My friends are hosting, and thus they sent out the invites. They were also sent out like 3 weeks ago. Just check your damn e-mail!” Finally she found the invite and responded that she was coming. Is it bad that I hope that she will completely forget about it and not show up? Chances are very good, unless MIL reminds her (which would be the only way she remembered, as nothing was written down, and no reminders put in her phone). I think that what would shock me more would be if she actually shows up and actually brings a gift for baby! That would be a new one, since a few years ago she did get upset when her mom told her that it was proper etiquette to bring a gift to a wedding!
Later on I am crocheting on the couch with the two nieces who are playing video games. Oldest brought her PSP as she thought ahead, youngest had commandeered somebody’s cell phone to play games because hubby was explaining how he programmed the new universal remote for MIL and BF’s tv, stereo, blueray player etc and giving them lessons and nobody could play with her at that particular moment. Well little one has NEVER been good at self playing. She always needs to be the centre of attention just like her mom. I love kids, don’t get me wrong, I better since I am about to have one, but don’t interrupt somebody while they are in the middle of a conversation especially when they have told you 5 times that they really need to take 5 minutes and learn this before uncle leaves for the night because you want somebody to colour with you. You are 8. Start colouring by yourself and they will come when they are ready. Instead, she begins to pester her sister. “what are you playing? what are you playing?….” To which she is told, “I am playing my game, please stop bugging me and play your own.” I listen to this a few times before Aunty has to intervene as mom and “father figure” are completely tuning it out as they are on their phones playing games on the other side of the coffee table. The 10th time she says this, and at this point I don’t know how older sister hasn’t hit her by now, Aunty pipes up “H! your sister has asked you repeatedly to stop bugging her! She told you the first time what she was doing and politely asked that you not interrupt her, and please play your own game!” Little one does for a few moments, then starts to try and pipe up again, when I have to step in again. THEN SIL says, “did aunty tell you something? If she did you should listen to Aunty.” Then SIL’s BF pipes up, “what was she doing?” SIL: “I donno, but apparently Aunty had to say something so I guess little one should listen.”
Yup, I walk away to fill my water bottle up then as well dinner is now almost ready. NO, don’t even get me started on that one!!!!!! I am pretty sure that you can figure that one out on your own by now!
Oh and since it will be “baby’s first christmas” this year, and my family may potentially come down for this occasion… I will warn you now to eat the turkey, as I have already been told that I have to cook it this year and bring it to MIL’s. Oh yeah, she has it all planned out now at the thought of people coming. SORRY!!!!