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Response to madmom (Reply #46)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 04:26 PM

47. Holy Crap!

My mother gets pissy with me once in a while...

One year, while sitting at MY table with all of HER children
and HER children's children, she told my two kids that if they
didn't "believe" in Christmas that they didn't deserve christmas
presents.

I told her, in front of everyone, and ANGRILY, I might add,
that my kids BELIEVED in PRESENTS, and that my kids USED TO
BELIEVE that their Grandmother loved them.

She hasn't attacked my kids since.

I admit, she was a little "toasted" that night, so I put it down
to the drink.

We always do the Thanksgiving and XMas dinner at my house.
We invite EVERYONE.

We don't do Easter dinner.
Guess what?
We don't get invited
to any of my brother's houses, because "We don't celebrate
Easter". Whatever...I wouldn't want to sit through prayers
and sanctimony about how "holy" they all feel when I know
what they're really like.

My mother waits to see if she will be invited to any of her
son's homes on Easter. If not, she comes to my house.
I do baskets for my kids, and my husband and I perform
secret fertility rites on Easter Eve.









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