My mom asked about Easter. I said that I was pretty booked up that weekend but was definitely free Saturday morning. Rather than say, “I’d like you to cancel your Sunday plans. I don’t ask that much of you and it’s really important to me,” she said nothing.
She just let it simmer and stew until she became incredibly obnoxious. Now she can ‘barely stand to be around’ me and is threatening to go away for Easter. I have major ire for many christian denominations and really don’t give a duck’s butt about this particular holiday. If it’s important to her, I’ll care for the day.
I offered to cancel my plans post-fit but she’s still pissed because I should know it’s important to her. We do something every year. We go to brunch and hang around the house. Can’t imagine why I did’t make a bigger fuss.
I said I was fine with whatever she decided to do. If she’s going to be this unpleasant about it, I really don’t mind having the place to myself for the weekend. If being a family for the day is such a big damn deal, why would you offer to spend the day by yourself? You’ve already guilted me into it. I would even be pleasant about it, on the actual day at least.
Now I have to play nice because she’s pissed even though I have a major problem with her attitude. I’m never going to ‘just know.’ This fact has been established and this conversation been had. If you want to be pissy because I have better shit to do than read minds, that’s your problem. I’m not exactly excited to hang you with you either right now.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky
Applies to everything in life, not just hockey.”