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there are easter eggs on sale at the moment!


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Eek awesome!


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i have come to the conclusion that nostalgia is a dangerous game. and that 2 days is is probably the optimum amount of time to spend at home in any one stretch. day 4: i want to be back in london now with friends and my own space and internet that i don't have to ask to use and transport. i don't want to be disapproved at every time i have a drink, told to 'act less ill' because family are coming over and then the very next day be asked whether i really think i'm well enough to see my friends.

i have enjoyed being home and seeing you again. but honestly. i'm 23. i am not going to react well when you treat me the exact same way you did when i was 15. i didn't even react well to it then. at some point, you are going to accept that while i am still your daughter, i am no longer your child. pay me the courtesy of crediting me with some common sense, and the ability to take care of myself.

i am going back to london tomorrow evening. i don't think i'll visit again for a while.


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EP now available for FREE download! Click Here

"Fairytales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten"

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Boy, I hear you fionchadd. I'm 41 and my parents still act like that. Since we live on different continents we often spending a week or more at their place when we come and visit. Last time we spent 2 weeks and it was about to drive me over the top.

Next time we'll only be spending the first week of our vacation there while we recover from jetlag - then off to visit friends on the other side of the US. Luckily our youngest son no longer needs a stroller and should be able to sleep in a regular bed, so it will make travelling much easier for us.
 
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disappointment warning:

parents never stop doing that Big Grin


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I usually ask before I come - "Will we be able to have a dedicated car for our visit (this is when they had 3 cars for 2 people)? Otherwise we will rent a car" Last visit they were down to 2 cars so I didn't feel like I could ask the same question and ended up having my Dad throw a shitfit when I took the car my Mom said it was OK to use because he hadn't approved it. Crikey! I think we might just rent a car this summer when we visit.

And as a funny coincidence, I just got an email from my mother telling me that she'll be visiting for 10 days at the end of February. I knew this was coming, but don't really know what I'll be doing with her while she's here, as I have to work.
 
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Don't worry. She'll go through your house, tsk, and re-arrange your things. Razz


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I really hope I don't turn into that kind of parent. Smile


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Don't worry. She'll go through your house, tsk, and re-arrange your things. Razz


LOL...thankfully not. She's quite well-behaved as a house guest actually - just terribly passive. She's mainly coming to see her grandchildren, so we'll try to get some house projects done (installing speakers, building closets, hanging pictures, putting in some new lighting, etc.) while she keeps the kids (or rather our youngest (he'll turn 3 shortly before she arrives) out of the way.
 
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It's a simple thing!! Why the FUCK are you making such a big deal out of it?!?

ETA: having not read any of the previous posts in this thread, i'd just like to clarify that the above is not directed at anyone, but completely independent.


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OK..more bitching about my mother...

The last time we saw her was in July 2007 when we came to visit. She started to talk about visiting us this Spring, so I kept an eye out for cheap direct flights and alerted her when they were available - and she bought one (after first saying what's the rush...blah blah blah)

Anyway, I called my Dad last night to wish him Happy New Year (my Mom is currently visiting my sister who's having back problems) and he says "So you guys are coming over in July?" and I said "Yes, that was the plan" and he said "Well you didn't tell us, we had to hear it from your Aunt" and I explained that things were no where near finalized, but when my aunt asked at Xmas when we were coming (my mom put her on the phone when I called them for Xmas) I told her that we were thinking about July this year. Then my Dad says, "Mom said if she had known you were coming this summer, she wouldn't have had to fly over to you this Spring"

Thanks for making me feel wanted, parents! Why come over if we'll visit you 5 months later and you haven't seen us for over a year and a half? Christ, I know she's only coming to see her grandchildren anyway, but thanks for rubbing it in Dad. And my Dad is a putz for not wanting to travel.

It's not like they're lacking money for plane tickets or have a very busy schedule. Geez...

(After the birth of my 2nd child, my mother thought it would be best to wait a few months before she came over to see him, because we'd have enough on our hands for the first few months...she didn't even seem to consider that perhaps she could help us out then)
 
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well fuck.


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Originally posted by fionchadd:
i have come to the conclusion that nostalgia is a dangerous game. and that 2 days is is probably the optimum amount of time to spend at home in any one stretch. day 4: i want to be back in london now with friends and my own space and internet that i don't have to ask to use and transport. i don't want to be disapproved at every time i have a drink, told to 'act less ill' because family are coming over and then the very next day be asked whether i really think i'm well enough to see my friends.

i have enjoyed being home and seeing you again. but honestly. i'm 23. i am not going to react well when you treat me the exact same way you did when i was 15. i didn't even react well to it then. at some point, you are going to accept that while i am still your daughter, i am no longer your child. pay me the courtesy of crediting me with some common sense, and the ability to take care of myself.

i am going back to london tomorrow evening. i don't think i'll visit again for a while.


Aye, I get this too from my mother at 28. I'll probably still be getting it forever, as my mother isn't very good at listening to me when I complain about the way she treats me sometimes.


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Originally posted by fionchadd:
i have come to the conclusion that nostalgia is a dangerous game. and that 2 days is is probably the optimum amount of time to spend at home in any one stretch. day 4: i want to be back in london now with friends and my own space and internet that i don't have to ask to use and transport. i don't want to be disapproved at every time i have a drink, told to 'act less ill' because family are coming over and then the very next day be asked whether i really think i'm well enough to see my friends.

i have enjoyed being home and seeing you again. but honestly. i'm 23. i am not going to react well when you treat me the exact same way you did when i was 15. i didn't even react well to it then. at some point, you are going to accept that while i am still your daughter, i am no longer your child. pay me the courtesy of crediting me with some common sense, and the ability to take care of myself.

i am going back to london tomorrow evening. i don't think i'll visit again for a while.


Aye, I get this too from my mother at 28. I'll probably still be getting it forever, as my mother isn't very good at listening to me when I complain about the way she treats me sometimes.


I hear you both. All too well.

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Fashpo, did you tell them that in that case you'll cancel your trip immediately to avoid them seeing too much of you? Razz


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Nope, just used my classic strategy of avoiding negative topics which they've both taught me so well.

I've also got friends that I'm looking forward to seeing there, and our sons are both looking forward to the visit. I don't make threats (or deals or promises) that I'm not willing to follow through on.

(and I know you were just kidding , noodles...)
 
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...I wasn't joking.
That's probably the snarky response I would have made. Often people just don't think before they say something insulting, and I figure that way I can embarass them a little.


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FUCK YOU Comcast. You are not the only game in town. If you can't cut me a deal to keep my business, I'll take it elsewhere. I know how your bullshit works, i work in the industry!

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...I wasn't joking.
That's probably the snarky response I would have made. Often people just don't think before they say something insulting, and I figure that way I can embarass them a little.


Amen sistah! One of my favorite strategies.


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...I wasn't joking.
That's probably the snarky response I would have made. Often people just don't think before they say something insulting, and I figure that way I can embarass them a little.


Amen sistah! One of my favorite strategies.


Thirded. My husband is brilliant at this. Used it on my father once when I had called him to kvetch and he started in with the "this is how you run your life" speeches. I stopped him cold with "Dad, are you trying to run my life out of habit, or because you think you did not raise a responsible adult?"


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