My mom pissed me off on Thanksgiving Day
The last few years, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving Day at my house for my wife’s family. This year was no different. I bought a 16.5 pound turkey and roasted it. I used Alton Brown’s recipe – its fantastic if you are looking for a great way to cook your bird. I ended up having part of my dad’s family and all of my wife’s family over for the day. It was a good time, and the turkey came out great. We got quite a bit of bad news in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, but overall everyone was in good spirits.
The Next Day We Went to My Mom’s
The day after Thanksgiving, we went to visit my mom. She is dying for any chance to see our new baby girl; we do our best to support her. I image it is difficult not getting to see her more regularly. I’m dying after just a day at work. We hung out for a few hours and had dinner. She enjoyed playing with the baby, nothing special or spectacular. We promised to stay for a few days, we planned to stay still Sunday afternoon.
Sunday morning, I was taking care of the baby. My wife needed to catch up on some sleep, so she was snoozing away upstairs. My mom was watching me play with the baby. That’s when she said it. She told me she was surprised to see me so involved and active with my daughter.
Seriously? She is my baby. I love her with all my heart and soul. How could I not be involved in her life? To be fair, it’s not like my dad was that involved with me or my sister, but still. I’m not my father. She was expecting the same involvement from me as he had.
I felt so insulted….but I just held my tongue. Some battles just aren’t worth fighting, especially when it can jeopardize an otherwise good relationship. Perhaps she meant it as a compliment? I’ll just leave it at that.