I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!! Mine? Not so much...:(
On Christmas Eve we were getting ready for Church and Grande had told me in the car the night before that Tall got his SAT score and I was surprised because Tall didn't tell me that he got his score. Grande asked if I wouldn't tell Tall that I knew because he would know that Grande told me.
Me: Tall...did you get your SAT score yet?
Tall: Ummmm yea...it was 1250.
Me: Thanks for letting me know.
Tall: I just found out last night!
Me: No you didn't.
Tall: Omg...yes I did...last night when I looked on the computer.
Me: I heard that you've know for awhile.
Tall: No I haven't...I just found out.
Me: That's really nice that you are lying to me.
Tall: I am not...I just found out. You never believe me and this is a bunch of crap.
So the whole way to church I didn't talk to him...he didn't talk to me.
After church we went out to eat. Half way through the dinner we still weren't talking and it was really upsetting me....here it was Christmas Eve and one of my son's isn't talking to me.....so I said something to Joe because if one of the boys weren't talking to Joe, I would have intervened and fixed things!! Why didn't he take the initiative to do that himself??? Agrah! Men! Anyhow...then Joe starts saying that why is he getting involved and I said because its effecting me and he should have said something to Tall...but he didn't.....so Joe finally says something to Tall.....Tall looks over at me and half-ass says he's sorry.....but....he didn't lie and he only just found out (even though I know he is lying...cause Grande said he knew the night before what his score was!).....so we argued back and forth for a bit and I said, "that's it...its Christmas Eve and I really wanted to have a nice dinner!"......is that too much for a mother to ask for??
After dinner we went home and Tall's girlfriend came over and we exchanged presents.....no word from Venti.
Christmas morning the boys opened their presents and we were out the door to go over to Joe's parents house....they live 5 minutes away. Joe's parents were asking were Venti and Mocha were and we said that we hadn't heard from them. They were upset that he wasn't there with us. Later on we headed to my parents house (remember..they live next door to us)......we got there and my Mom asked where Venti was....I said that I didn't hear from him. She said that Venti never told her that he wasn't eating dinner (we've eaten Christmas dinner at my parents house for the last 25 years!)....she said that its not right that he hasn't called or come over yet.
3:00pm....Venti and Mocha arrive at my parents house. By then I was pretty upset that spent all of Christmas Eve....Christmas morning and most of Christmas afternoon with Mocha's family.....then Venti and Mocha only stayed until 6:00pm because they had to leave to go back to Mocha's house to see more of her family!! We hadn't even exchanged presents with Venti and Mocha!! They said that they would come over tomorrow....the day after Christmas!
We later find out that Venti never called or went over to see Joe's parents....they were so upset...they are in their 80's and who knows how many more Christmas's they will be around for.
On Sunday (the day after Christmas) Venti and Mocha come over around 3pm.....Joe and I were both upset with them...so was my parents and so were Joe's parents...and his brothers!
We sat down and I said that we needed to discuss what happened on Christmas day. Mocha says she will NOT change the way that she does Christmas morning and says that she will always wake up Christmas morning at her parents house and she will never change that! I asked if Mocha would have been okay with not seeing her parents on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and then not until Christmas day at 3pm....and for 3 hours?? She said no, but that's the way it is at her house and she won't change. I said that they are married now and they need to divide their time and she said that it takes 3-4 hours for all of them to unwrap their presents because they all take turns opening one gift at a time so she said that there is no way to cut down on that and so there is no other option! I said that Venti has a family too and needs to spend time with them and Mocha said that she doesn't see how because that's the way they do things at her house!
So we argued about it for awhile. Venti said he would communicate better and they would see what they can do about dividing their time.
Apparently once you marry into their household you have to do things their way...or their way!
Joe's parents never got to see him because they went back home yesterday.
So that was my Christmas....not very good....this marrying your children off is a bunch of crap...especially with a daughter-in-law that has my son whipped already!
Hope all of yours was better then mine.....
Guess there's always New Year's to look forward to!