Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Return of the Native

I've been in Texas.

Interesting things happen in Texas for me, to me--by me. Texas is like that place they sing about in Total Eclipse of the Heart-- we're living in a ... is it pollygag? polliwog? ... I give off SPARKS in Texas.

I always breathe a sigh of relief when i get into Oklahoma or Texas, though I probably should not.

My sister refused to walk the stage at her graduation. I had to convince her to come to her own graduation party scheduled for the next day. I mediated, made peace for them. that is no big surprise, but this time people, like my parents, said thank you to me. that is a positive step forward.

I also made it very clear that I would not ever intervene the way that i did again. I had to kiss my own incredibly spoiled little sister's emotional butt, if you will, to get her to come to the party. It made me angry and I let my parents know it. They said they wouldn't ever ask me again.

at least not for a long time, i am sure.

I also asked them to help me with my move to Boston. My dad is trying to see if he can help us drive from Chicago to Boston.

that is a bunch of steps forward.

He and Chris got along fine.

olympian strides taken there.

I still need a job in Boston.
I am not scared. yet.


Sandra said...

Yeah for all the step taking!

Becky said...

families -- our training grounds, so familiar, maddening and complicated.
hoping for the perfect job in Boston.
i said that in my mind with the accent.
ok does the same thing for me -- shrugs on and off easily.

aola said...

sounds to me like they are finally learning to respect you for the incredibly smart, independent woman you are and not treat you like the child they wish you (still) were.

it is kind of a tough thing for parents to do

Kristen said...

Wow. What progress! I never thought I'd see the day, ya know?

Melissa said...

Wow! It sounds like you have made huge strides! I'm so glad the trip was better than perhaps expected.

Oh, LOVE the shoes btw... especially the first ones.

cv said...

I'm so glad to hear that your parents are becoming more respectful of you.

Craig's step brother (whose father paid for all of his college but yet nothing for Craig, by the way) was a complete a-hole at his college graduation. I wanted to smash his face in. But, I'm violent.

Funny that you breathe a sigh of relief when you hit Oklahoma, I usually get a sudden migraine.


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