I wish I could say that Family Day at the college involved parent-child tennis matches, a three legged race, and some face painting but it didn't.
Maybe for some of the happy college kids walking around hand in hand smiling and laughing with their much-missed parental units.
But not us.
Our child was in various types of music practice all day long.
We met him at McDonalds for lunch and he checked his Facebook account on his Mac while we talked to him.
We took him shopping for some books and picked him up a few things at Walmart.
He then went back to his classes and we went to the fall festival (normally I would have bought many crafts and the Christmas stuff was adorable) but it was 83 degrees and I didn't feel great.
We did a little more shopping, picked up his car and filled the gas tank and washed it (to surprise him) but it took awhile to find a car wash and when we got back, he was waiting for his car that we "took without asking" (excuse me- we pay for it!) to go to sectionals before the football game.
I put all the extra stuff in his car and decided that his rudeness was enough and we left.
We watched the pre-show marching but not the halftime or after show.
I think it is really awful that we drove all day to see him and he was a jerk.
Some things never change.
I watched the other parents and their kids hang out til I couldn't stand it anymore.
I didn't plan on raising a self-centered, rude child but that is what I get.
I am not going to call or e-mail him anymore just to see how he is.
I am not going to send fun packages or extra money.
He can live on the bare minimum that we decided to give him. (all of his meals are paid for and we buy the sheet music and books and extras like laundry money so he needs no money except to go hang out with his friends)
When he wants to talk to me he can call.
I hope I am not too busy.
I hope that someday he will realize that everything we have done has been for him and his brother and we wanted them to have a safe and comfortable life because we both grew up with very little.
I guess that by making his life easy, we showed him that he didn't have to work hard for anything.
My life isn't perfect and there is little I can do to fix an almost adult child.
I did find some cute black and white flats and raspberry colored flats and a few shirts while shopping.
We had to fire one of our best servers today.
Actually she quit.
She has a lot of problems with alcohol and her loser boyfriend and some run-ins with the law and we have helped her out because she has had a rough life.
We have given her more chances than she deserves and this morning she chose not to come to work and didn't even call.
A no call-no show means you quit.
She tried to come in and talk to us later and we gave her an ultimatum.
We told her to go to rehab. (and we might hire her back afterward)
She said no, no, no. ♪
But we stayed firm.
No rehab, no job.
(makes me sing that Amy Winehouse job every time I say Rehab)
She never thought we would let her go.
It is very sad because we try to do everything we can to help out our employees; many are having a hard time with money and life in general.
We loan them money and listen to their problems and let them slide on things when we know they are trying their best.
She texted and called me and Mr. Funny for awhile until I turned my phone off and went about the rest of my day.
Which meant counting quarters. (Mr. Funny has been saving them out of the giant gum machine at work and we were shocked at how many we have!
Training dogs with hot dogs.
I am working for my MIL tomorrow because it is the 6th anniversary of Mr. Funny's dad's death and his mom likes to stay at home and be alone.
This was a pitiful and very un-Funny post!
I will try to do better tomorrow.
when did I get 62 followers?
people must be hard up for entertainment to follow this sad display lately.....