Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Just WTF are they saying here?

Before I get started, let me say... I love my Dad. He's the only one of my parents who I've spoken to in (counting in head) 14 years? My Mom... well, let's leave that for another post. My parents have been divorced for several years, and about 7 (heh, I remember the date but not the year) years ago my Dad got re-married. My Step-mom is a nice lady. She is always hounding me about not calling enough or visiting enough, mainly because she has two kids of her own who are always calling her. Her daughter calls daily. I've never been a big telephone talker, and neither has my Dad. We have an understanding like that.
My Dad and Step-Mom were married December 26th (2000? 99? I honestly forgot). Why they picked this date I have no idea. But Daddy was really happy with her, so I stood behind him in it. He actually asked me what I felt about it before they got married. I seriously doubt he would have called it off if I said I didn't want him to do it, but the fact that he asked was very cool. My Daddy respects me, and I respect him. Once again, we have an understanding like that. We also have an understanding that if there is any way possible, I will be with him for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since being tied up in the in-laws, nieces and nephews and God-daughter it is difficult... but we've always managed to get over to Dad's for at least a few hours worth of visitation and catching up. This year, that's not going to happen.
I got an e-mail last week from my step-mom.... here's a taste...
Also, wanted to know if we could get together for Christmas dinner on the 21st? ( Friday night) If that night is not good with you, let me know and we will work something out for the following weekend. We are going with all of my kids this year for 4 days, and we will be leaving on Sat. the 22nd.

Yeah, that's great. Now, she knows I work until 8 pm. Just how in the bloody hell am I supposed to get over there for dinner on Friday night? Oh! And she also knows Jake is a truck driver, I've always told her about the problems we have scheduling things due to that. He can't just "take the day off"... it's a major ordeal getting him dispatched into the area, etc. I took off last Friday because he was home, we had holiday shopping to do and I honestly wasn't sure (with him being home this early) if he'll even be home for Christmas day! So yeah, I will not be seeing my Daddy on Christmas day and that pisses me off. And this isn't the first time. Oh no. I've cut them some slack because of their anniversary being the day after Christmas. They usually spend a couple days away... but they have a Christmas dinner the weekend before... when EVERYBODY can come. Not just some "private showing" with Jake and I. I can't help but get this feeling that I'm the cast-off. The "bad seed" who doesn't deserve to be around the rest of their big, happy family. And I don't understand why. I've always gotten along great with her kids, their respective spouses (although I haven't met her son's newest) and kids. So what have I done to deserve being left out?
Now.. ya ready for the kicker?? I just got back from getting the mail and I had a Christmas card from them (Dad and step-mom). It was all serene, sparkly and glittery... and here's what it says on the front:
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Wow.

1 comment:

Cootiebug said...

Aw, that sucks sweetie. I'm not sure what the deal is... but if it upsets you so much you really should ask. It may be nothing at all other than them trying to work around their own crazy schedules. I'm sure if you let them know how you feel they would apologize and try to make it better.

 

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