Monday, October 30, 2006

A Bit of a Quandry

I realize I've been in a bit of a funk lately, so if you're one who comes here every day, I'm sorry for the lack of updates. I guess no news is good news because there just really hasn't been anything happening that's been of interest.

That could change tonight. Because our community center has a Halloween party tonight. This is an annual event that my mom, my dad and I have been taking the kids to since Diva was a baby. Last year it was different because of the whole parents getting divorced thing. Glamorous Mom lives in a different city now, and couldn't make it to town for the party last year. She is coming this year. As is the Glamorous Dad. Neither of them know the other will be there. Is it mean of me to not say? Because if I would have told my dad prior to today, I would have had to listen to him complain about how my mom's off her rocker and him asking me if I have anymore inside information (which hello? She knows I talk to you every damn day, GD, why would she tell me anything?!?!?). And if I would have told my mom, she might not have come, which would devistate the kids.

So is it wrong? Is it wrong for me to want to try keep as many traditions alive as I can? It's not like it was a bitter knock-down-drag-out divorce, but there's still uncomfortable-ness involved. Then I'm constantly running between the two of them, making sure that everyone is as comfortable as they can be. But dammit, I feel like it's my right. It's like no one took into consideration the fact that them splitting up effects more than just them. And frankly, I'm still a little bitter about the whole thing. So is it spite that's making me keep this little detail from them? I don't think so. I'd like to think it's just my mamma bear instincts kicking in so I don't have to explain another absence to the kids. Because that pisses me off.

Anyway, /rant. I should have some more exciting details tomorrow. Perhaps I'll get lectured. Or perhaps everyone will get along famously and it'll just get the town talking about the fact that the entire Glamorous Family was sitting at the same table in the same room on the same day and--gasp--that must mean that they've reconciled.

The rumor mill, it is an endless source of entertainment.


KaraMia said...

oooohhh, somone's gonna be in Boy, being a fly on the wall would be good right about now ;)

ficklechick said...

I don't have any advice for you, other than.....make sure you have a stiff drink the second you get there and be sure to fill us all in the second you get home. ;)

Mr. Fabulous said...

I think it's a great idea, and I don't think there will be any drama.

But if there is, we want to hear about it :)

Bug said...

I've got my ghost-y fingers crossed for ya that everything goes well! Happy Halloween hun! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like you'd rather spend time mediating than not have one or the other there.

Hopefully it will all work out for you.