Monday, June 14, 2010

Family

I have been thinking a lot about family lately. Pretty hard not to since we are preparing to meet the littlest member of our family. I have never been close to my family. I have very little in common with them so I feel like I don't want to talk to them.

One of my sisters 'T' doesn't have a job and spends her weekends drinking with friends, starting at 10am sometimes. Yet she says she can't come down when our baby is born because she has no money. She also texts my husband A LOT and even asked him to keep something from me once. When hubby told me this I was furious. Who texts their brother in law and asks them to lie to their wife? My sister of course!

I am so ready to punch T in the head (bit hard when we live interstate but you know what I mean). She keeps calling the baby 'he' and I just cracked it last night. Silly I know but I asked her nicely just to call it 'baby' or 'bubs' or 'Squirt' (since we aren't 100% convinced bub's is a boy and we've kept baby's sex a surprise from everyone) and she still insists on asking 'how her nephew is'. The other week she called and said she ran into a guy we went to school with and she pretended to be me. When I cracked it at her she said I should calm down and it wasn't a big deal. I actually think it is. Besdies the fact that we are nothing alike and she would have down nothing for my reputation I don't think lying to someone is funny.
 
My other sister 'A' is 15 and pregnant, and oh so excited about it too. She doesn't seem to grasp the concept that babies are hard work and she won't be able to go out and party with her friend's when the baby is born. She fell pregnant to some idiot at a party. Of course they aren't together anymore, it was just a one night stand after all.
 
My mum is excited about my baby but not to the extent she is with my other sister and honestly it doesn't bother me. She texts me sometimes to ask how we're going but generally just doesn't give a damn. She said she's coming down when bubs is born but she hasn't been down in the 4 years or so we've lived here so I won't hold my breath.
 
It's so hard because I want to want them in my life but I so don't need the drama and attitude I cop when I do speak to them. Hmmm, what should I do??
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