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???!

3 comments:

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?