Then she proceeded to tell me why we can't do it Friday night instead... cause my brother has hockey. And we can't do it next week because this one has power skate and that one has practice etc. Maybe we could do a lunch thing on Saturday instead. A lunch thing??? Not exactly the steak and seafood fest, with chocolate fondue for dessert kind of swanky meal I had planned. Not to mention the fact that they'd have to leave by 2:00 p.m. so they can drive to the game. (We can't do it Sunday because my parents are going away for a couple of days.)
Is it just me or is suddenly hockey more important than my parent's 40th wedding anniversary?
Why can't my brother skip hockey friday night? He did last Friday when he was driving around town aimlessly looking for my SIL because she had his skates in the back of her car. It's not like he plays for the NHL. It's a local team for overaged, ex wannabe hockey players.
Bitter, annoyed? You're damn right I'm bitter and annoyed. Hubby says well we'll still have your parents over for supper and do something else with them as a family some other time. So I call my mom, explain it to her wherein she says... "I don't think I even mentioned it to your father that we were thinking of doing dinner." Thinking of doing dinner???????? We had plan, PLANS dammit!
So the end of the conversation goes like this
mom: "I don't know... I'll let you know."
me: stunned silence... she'll let me know
mom: "did someone just come in the store."
mom: "well you just suddenly went quiet."
me: "no, yeah, well guess there's just nothing else to say."
mom: "well, I'll let you know tomorrow."
So I'm beginning to think my family doesn't want to do this. My brother because they are a little short on cash... which is why I've pretty much been counting on paying for it all, but no he can go buy goats. Yes, I said goats.
My parents or rather I should say my mom because it's really her... why should I force her to celebrate after all. I know she didn't want a big party but geez.
I guess I just don't want to go down as the kid that doesn't do something special for their parents on the big anniversaries. We threw a whole shindig for K's parents on their 40th. They didn't want a big party either (at least that's what they said) but I think deep down they were proud that their boys did this.
I just wanted to do something special and my family makes it impossible. Well, don't lay a guilt trip on me then mom.
I'm [retty much ready to throw in the towel. After we booked the night off and everything. There's not point trying to plan it for any other weekend either because the same thing could happen. Besides, it's not the same. It was so perfect their anniversary actually falling on a Saturday. I really wanted to make it like a party, family style.