Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beware of Family

I have been steadily stitching away on Victorian Christmas Eve and I am pleased with my progress so far. At this rate maybe I will have a happy dance soon. :)

Now for a little ranting that isn't related to my Dad's upcoming surgery. When we moved back to Omaha it was mainly to be closer to my family. Mike also has some family here (his father and 1 sister) and we decided to try and have a relationship with them. First of all, his sister we haven't really spoken to in over 15 years as she used to live across the country. We had heard from his mom that she was upset with us when we named our son Mackenzie because that was the name she had picked out for her daughter. I would like to point out that my Mac was born in Feb and she didn't have her Mack until May! Anyways apparently after almost 11 years she is still upset about it. I honestly don't see what there is to be upset about but she has a BIG chip on her shoulder about it.

As if that isn't bad enough, his dad thinks that we need to be at his beck and call ALL the time now! We hadn't spoken to his Dad since 2002 when we moved to Mississippi. When we told him we were moving he informed us we couldn't come to his house since everyone was sick and he would stop by to see us before we left. Well.....he never did and so we were a little hurt by that so we didn't attempt to stay in touch. So when we moved back we decided to be the bigger people and try to attempt a relationship again. The dinner went okay although they were sure to make comments about an ex-girlfriend Mike had prior to me...they even have pictures of the two of them together still! (And we have been together 17 years as of March!!) I am a bigger person so I didn't make an issue of it but it does strike a nerve with me. Anyways, now that we are back in town his Dad seems to think we need to do all sorts of things for him like have Sunday dinner every Sunday with them....even though he knows my Dad is sick! But what really is irritating me is he needs some posts moved in his backyard and he didn't ask but told Mike he needs to do this for him and is calling everyday to see when Mike will come over and do it. Aggghhhh! I consider myself a pretty nice person and I don't like to say things that will hurt someone else's feeling but I don't know how much longer I will be able to keep my mouth shut!

Ahhh....I feel much better now. Thanks for listening to me. :) Now I can't leave this post on a sour note so here is something to sweeten it up.

Have a wonderful day!


Chiara said...

I hope the relationship with your husband's relatives will improve...great progress on your stitching

Kim B said...

Victorian Christmas Eve looks amazing Dawn!! And family can be a pain!

Anonymous said...

Yep...family can definitely drive you crazy sometimes.

I totally DON'T get why people get upset when two kids have the same name. My cousin and I have the same first name. Never bothered us. Can't say whether it bothered our parents. We never noticed that they said anything about it ... so I suppose it didn't.

Besides, her kid is Mack and yours is Mac. See, different names. LOL

Hope it clears up soon.....at least you have that very cute Megan to keep you focused on what is important. She sure is a cutie-pie!

Mãe da Rita said...

Megan is very cute, She's smiling without pacifier, I hope she´s helping you to put your in-laws behind your back (as possible, lol!). Your work is growing to. Have a nice week! MJ

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Stitching is looking great as is Megan.

As for inlaws.... there really is nothing you can say about them.... My hubby's whole family likes to play mind games and thinks the world surrounds them.

Just do the best you can.... and tell Mike he needs to deal with this issue his dad is creating.

Mylene said...

Sorry to hear about the in-laws.

Megan is sooo cute and you have done good progress on your recent project.

Chiloe said...

what a cute face: she looks so sweet.

In laws can be a pain... Hope your dad feels better soon.

Carla said...

Megan is a cutie :)
You've made great progress on Victorian Christmas Eve!!

Natasha said...

your stitching looks great. Nice to see a post form you and one especially of sweet baby :) Shes beautiful.
Take Care