I honestly have to say that I had a great Mother's Day! Daughter #2 has recently moved into her own home and decided to have a get-together to celebrate Mother's Day. I believe it was the first time in... well, I won't say how many years, but alot will do, that I did not have a function at my home. Typically, go figure, all the girls with kiddies and hubbie in tow would come to my house for a BBQ. I was pleasantly surprised when Daughter #2 asked me if I wouldn't mind if she did the BBQ this year! YAY! A real Mother's Day where I wasn't the one doing all of the work. It turned out that she did a crawfish boil instead but hey, all I had to do was go and enjoy!
Now, I've told y'all before that there is always drama in my home. When I say my home, I don't literally mean in my house. I mean within my family, more specifically with my girls. Enter Drama! Daughter #1 decides that she also wants to have a get together at her place. No problem. Go early to #2's place, eat crawfish, spend some time with grandbugs then head over to #1's place. NOT. You see, I know #1 too well. I have to watch the clock while I am at #2's place to see just how long I've stayed there so that I can spend the equal amount of time at #1's. D#1 called while I was by D#2's to make sure I was still coming. Of course I am. I will be there in about an hour. Thank goodness they live near each other and I didn't have to go far to get to her place.
So I spend two hours, tops--I swear, at D#2's, say our good-byes, pack up D#3, 4, & 5 and head to D#1's. Having just eaten crawfish, I figured just spending time with other grandbugs would be fun. When we arrive there, she has BBQ'd chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs sitting on the table ready to eat. I told her that maybe D#4 would eat (she's not partial to crawfish) but the rest of us were fine. She asked if I wanted to take some home, to which of course I accepted. We were there for a little over an hour and I could see D#4 & D#5 were wearing down. With school the next day, I told them to get ready we would go ahead and go. D#1 was not going to let that happen! "You stayed longer by D#2's than you did here---why do you want to leave?"
It was the aha moment!! There it is! The point where you know that you know your kids a little too well. Something told me that was coming. Then she broke out temptation. A weakness I have. Filet! Hot off the pit. Seems she knows me as well as I know her. D4 & 5 and I dove into the steak like we hadn't had a thing all day to eat. Needless to say I wound up spending my two hours with D#1 and family anyway!
My moral of this story? Shit on this shit!! Next year, I'm having Mother's Day at my house!! See ya soon!