Sunday, October 04, 2009

I don't care

My sister is getting married next year. Even though I'm not one for weddings and she and I aren't especially close, she asked me to be her maid of honor. After much thought, (and basically a demand from my mother that I accept), I told her I would do it, with the understanding that all the "stuff" that came with the job would be handled by my mother. I would show up, put on whatever required dress and shoes and do the holding of her flowers part. She and I were happy with that arrangement.

Then entered my mother.

She is INSISTING I be involved in every single tiny aspect of this wedding. Every conversation is about location or decorations or dresses and I just keep saying. Just tell me the date and where and I'll be there, I DO NOT CARE. I'm 30 years old and my sister is 8 years my junior. This isn't exactly a self esteem boosting event for me, but I'm doing the best I can. My sister doesn't bug me about any of this. I haven't even spoken to her in weeks. She leaves me alone, why can't my mother???!


ccw said...

Because she's your mother. This is the sort of thing they like to do to their adult children.

Hang in there! And I hope by next year you mean January!

Kai said...

Sadly no! The wedding isn't for another YEAR! October 2010!

ccw said...

Shit! Then may I suggest getting a new phone number and/or saying you have some obscure contagious disease?