My Mother’s Day and Other Disasters….
How was your mother’s day?
Mine was crap.
And I hate to use that strong of a word but…
There you have it.
So, I woke up( at my mother in law’s house still). At 6 am no less.
But the house was quiet. I took a few minutes to check my email, twitter, facebook. You know, all the important things before everyone wakes up.
Pookah woke up about an hour later and said:
“I lub you mommy.”
Awwwwwww! My heart just melted. Perfect start to a mother’s day!
Now, I know that I’m at my mother in laws house and everything, but I expected SOMETHING.
C Dub had surprised me on Saturday with these…
So I was optimistic about how my mother’s day would go.
Pookah proceeded to tell me he was hungry.
I waited……and all I heard was a snore, or two or three.
Ok. So I got up and fed my boy.
And my husband slept on and on.
And of course, my mother in law had neglected to buy anything other than party food so there was nothing in the house to eat but white bread….
I made toast.
I called my Mother and wished her a happy Mother’s Day. She wished me one as well and assured me she had sent me a card. ( And when I got home there was a gift too! Love HER!!)
We got ready for church( Mother in law wanted EVERYONE to go to church)
And proceeded there. Pookah lasted through the whole service without me having to leave and take him out! Pretty good for a child who hardley ever goes to church ( fully my fault)
We came home.
And I waited.
I came out to the living room and C-Dub was sitting at the table stuffing his face with leftover barbecue.
Incredulous, I causally ( to most ears) said I was hungry.
He said( and I quote) “there’s one piece of chicken left.”
And then, while I’m still hot over this and waiting for SOMEONE to feed me more than the measly hot dog I found, he says he wants to stay an extra day.
I couldn’t answer at all in front of my in laws. My answer wouldn’t have been fit for company…..
So anyway, the boys( my brother in laws), debated debated and sat around and sat around until finally, my mother in law said SHE was going to McDonald’s.
That was the way I was thinking so I offered to drive.
Finally, the men folks got themselves together and wanted to go to get Chinese. Ummmm no, Pookah can’t eat anything off the menu.
They all looked at me like I was crazy.
What, you want my child not to eat because you last minute decided to go get something he is ALLERGIC to???
Finally, they decided on….Golden Corral…yep.
Thankfully, we got there and the line was out the freakin door.
Finally, they decided on a steakhouse.
Thankfully, there was something for my child to eat: Barbecue ribs and fries.
I recovered my good humor as the evening went on.
Even though my mother in law had an attitude with me(I disagreed with her decision to eat outside) dinner went well. It was even kinda good.
The night ended with an impromtu football game that was all kinds of hilarious( Pookah was the running back).
I got my photography fix, and Pookah had fun.
He went to bed, I went with him.
Do you know my mother in law didn’t wish me a happy Mother’s Day? Or my Brothers in Law? It was all about my her, all day long. She even suggested that I leave the flowers that CDub got me, down there with her………
I have no more words.
God, I hope next year is better…..