And I’ve been watching it for the last 5 months.
As it grows, gains strength, and swells, I can imagine the impact of this upcoming storm… the damage that could be left behind, and the estimated length of time and power needed to clean up afterwards.
I’m not sure is there’s a way to get around the storm.
I know I can’t fly under it… I’ve been through too many storms similar, and ended up drenched, scorched, and generally miserable… to do that again.
I can’t fly over it, pretending it’s not there. It’s too large for that.
The only solution that I can see, is to prepare in advance, get plenty of water-proof coverings to keep down the waterworks, and just go through it.
Let me get to heart of the matter, so you can understand where I’m coming from, and where this is all headed.
When EldestDaughter found out she was pregnant, her boyfriend and she decided that they were going to have the baby, and get married next summer.
ED’s Boyfriend’s mother thought differently.
She wanted ED to have an abortion.
She hounded, threatened, and cajoled, until I came unglued, and threatened to report her to her place of work (she’s a nurse) for harassment of my daughter.
She also tried to get ED to take anti-depressants, citing the fact that since her child was bi-polar, that obviously she knew the symptoms, and she was positive that ED was also either bi-polar or chronically depressed.
Neither of which is true.
This woman has repeatedly threatened my child, albeit, my grown child, with vicious words and seriously disparaging remarks.
At Thanksgiving dinner, (which my mother invited the woman to) she made a comment about being “So thankful for the new baby that’s on the way”…. made me want to simultaneously slap her in the head and throw up at the hypocrisy.
Neither of which I did. I kept my mouth shut. (I know, I know, freaking miracle, right??)
And this woman has been going insane, wanting to “help” plan the thing, trying to force me to “hurry up and get it set up already!”
I’m having a really rough time simply reconciling the fact that this woman thinks that she’s automatically invited into my home for my daughter’s baby shower.
I’m not sure how I’m going to handle this.
If I’m simply going to :
A) Tell her off now, and end up having issues with not just her, but with the Future Son-in-Law for a Loooooong time…
B) Wait until the baby shower, and at the first sign of her opening her mouth – put her in a choke-hold and haul her ashes to the curb….
or C) Just lie back and let everyone do whatever the hell they want??
Yeah…. it’s not going to be option C…..
My mom told me the other night just to “let it be, there’s nothing you can do, anyway.”
This is going to be in my home. I am not just going to let this woman continue to steam-roller over everyone, myself, my daughter, or anyone else who comes to my home, just because she can’t control herself and get along.
I’m still conflicted on exactly how I’m going to handle this…. but I know one thing…