If you come to my house in the next two days you will feel like you hit the mother lode. Oh you won’t be rich in gold or silver, but you will be up to your neck in mothers. You see both my mother and my mother in law will be here and since I’m a mother I guess you can throw me in the mix too.
My mother and my MIL have never met. I’m sure it will be fine, but I’m still a little scared. Mostly, I’m scared of me and my hormonal reactions. I’m not the most patient of people.
You wanna know a sure fired way to piss me off? Tell me to do something other than what I am doing when I’m trying to put my toddler to bed and she is having a melt down. Unless you are from the TV show “The Nanny” and I asked you to come into my home and give me advice, it probably isn’t wise to step into the middle of things. I’m just saying…even if you are my mother, it’s probably not a good time to tell me what to do.
I’m glad that my MIL is coming for a visit. She lives in Hawaii and I’ve only seen her in person once before (Unknown Papi and I have been together for 10 years). She is grieving the loss of a loved one. It pains me to think of what she has been through and how lonely she must feel. Life and death can really kick you in the butt at times. I’m happy that she decided to get away and come and spend some time with her granddaughters.
I did a bad thing. We do not have a garage. We have to park on the street, which means we have to move the car for street cleaning. I forgot to move the car for street cleaning. Argh!!! This is the second ticket in one month. We got the first one on February 3rd when we couldn’t move the car because we were having a baby.
You wanna know another way to piss me off? Tell me that I just wasted $50 of money we could really use for other things. No shit, Sherlock! It’s not like I did it on purpose. I’ve just been a little busy birthing, keeping kids alive, and not sleeping. And no, neither my husband nor my mother are named Sherlock, but you get the point.
Do you get the sense that maybe I’m a tiny bit testy?
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie (don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):