Cheers to the motherfucking weekend!
The countdown to our New York return starts now!
This past month, I survived the “guilt trips,” “suggestions,” “unintentionally racist moments,” and the utter wackness of sleeping in my husband’s dusty childhood room that’s remained unchanged/untouched since he left home at 19.
I love LA for its temperate weather, and overall easier daily life.
I like quiet. I like seemingly clean streets and ficus trees.
However, I don’t think I could take hovering in-laws if we lived here. Love them, but that would annoy the fuck out of me.
Anyway, while my SO attended a conference this week, leaving my LO and I to spend upwards of 12 hours a day with my in-laws, we actually had a nice time.
I swallowed my words when my white MIL told a random black mother who was assisting at a toddler-focused play group that she wanted to “take” her little 7-year-old girl home with us so that she could work as my LO’s “au pair,” because she was “SO good” with him.
I pursed my lips tighter than an asshole, while sitting in a sandbox with my MIL, when she suggested, earshot of a noisy nanny, that I should stop “slipping out” of the house. (ABSOLUTELY FALSE)
“Maybe you can try saying goodbye, letting him know you’ll be right back,” she said.(ALSO ABSOLUTELY FALSE)
As I sat in silent protest, fighting the urge to say “I don’t that,” and “that one time I left with no bye-bye was because he was busy watching Winnie-The-Pool with YOU.
The nanny chimes in immediately to back her up.
I don’t even feel like quoting her here, but it had something to do with causing long-lasting temper tantrums. I wanted to step on both of their feet.
Annoying crap aside, I’m still the same old me, trying to survive, and be a good wife and mother first. And if that involves making my husband’s mom happy, well, fuck it.
I have bigger problems like the fact that I’ve been overly occupying my brain thinking about the 23 and me results I received yesterday.
Do I want to know how black I am, so that I can feel better about how white I am?
Haven’t touched on the real reason yet. In the meantime, I’m going to distract myself with this video.