Sunday, October 19, 2008

papa was a rolling stone

So, lets see...

There has been a turn of events here in my dwelling. Something I did not see coming. Something that I was not prepared for.

It hit me like 14 tons of mother loving bricks.

Maybe 15.

I am not a planner by any means, but I don't like sneak attacks either, cause I'm not prepared.

That's why I could never be a combat officer in the front line of duty, cause I would be dead.

If I don't see it coming, I'm splat dead..


And I don't wanna be dead...not yet..

I know my time is coming, its not that I think I'm some wizard of immortal power..

God I wish...being a wizard would totally kick ass...and I woulda seen this shit coming.

I mean I have enough shit I'm dealing with, like trying to figure out how I'm gonna buy Halloween candy for the neighborhood hoodlums...I was going to hand out my TUMS and tell the tots they were sweet tarts, but I ate them all over the weekend.

every last one...

Thats the kinda stress I'm dealing with here...

I even ate a whole bag of licorice on Saturday...

A whole bag!

It seems my mother has hit some financial hardship..and guess what.

She is moving in with us.

Now she has lived with us before and it always ended very very very very very very very badly.

I mean, I was thinking of cleaning out my shed and throwing a cot in there and a couple flash lights..And a nice thick pieced together her toes would stay warm...but the hubs said that would not be proper living conditions.

Now I have been reading and seeing on the news that this is a popular trend taking place in todays world.

Parents are moving in with their children because they are having trouble making it on their own.

Just like in the Great Depression when many generations lived together in family compounds...and they baked together, sewed buttons on britches, had hot pots of gruel on the stove top, and darned socks...

Thats gonna be me.

I called my dad to let him know there would be no room for him at the inn he needs to call his other daughter if times get rough for him and the Mrs.

I know I complain about money, because well, everyone is having hard times...and really, I don't have it nearly as rough as some people do..I'm just spoiled and when I cant have my luxuries, I get pissed...

But now dear ole mom is coming to stay...I am not sure for how long...I'm hoping no more then a year...

Its not like I am giving her a deadline...

I wish I could...cause I kinda have a bad feeling about this.

I am not a people person and I do not play well with others.

And she knows this.

I am very temperamental and stuff tends to piss me off very quickly.

I'm sure u have not noticed that shit..

Anyway, this is going to cause me great deals of stress...So if at times I vent and use more four letter words then I normally do, I am apologizing now in advance.

cause there will be no apologize when it happens, thats not how I roll..

And I hope this living arrangement does not leave me as a victim, nor the defendant on a case Nancy Grace will be working on..

I'm just sayin...

And to boost your mood after bringing you down..

oh wait, your not down? its just me?

Here is a pic of what my son will look when he is an old man...

All you people with daughters his age, come have them take a gander ...

enjoy tweens....


Tom said...

"What you do comes back to you" Good karma will come your way for your sacrafice. In 30 years Blondie Bee may be thinking the same about you. Is your Mom mobile with car etc.?

Haphazardkat said...

holy SH..!!!!!

Yer gonna need more than a bag of licorise....

Flip Flop Momma said...

oh yes, she has her own car and whatnot..when she first moved here she needed to always use our cars..which caused issues..

and im sure my kids will be living with me till i die.

and vodka.

Lisa said...

My first could be worse, it could be your mother-in-law. However, you're mother-in-law could be a lovely person, so I could be way off base on that one.

Just think of all the blog fodder this is going to create for you!

just_tammy said...

Welcome to the sandwich generation! I tell you what every day I thank God my MIL is financially independent while cursing the fact my mom isn't. Then I remember my sister has it worse and it's getting worse every day. Massively long story...

Anyway, I so very sorry for your loss - I mean gain...I'm so glad your funny little gift will be there soon so you don't eat everything that isn't nailed down.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Aw, he's sort of a cute little curmudgeon!

Bradley's Mom said...

Well, my dear FF, times are so tough for so many people right now....I think we are going to see WAY more of this........children moving back in with their parents, and parents moving in with their children.

In tough times, everyone has to band together. You are such a tough cookie, I think you can deal with it!!

You always have all of us here for support!

I will send you some strength and patience!

Love ya.

Flip Flop Momma said...

exactly, that would be way worse, i dont have the patinece to deal with my own mother;)

yeah....a sandwhich alight...i think im the rotten lettuce in the middle..

i cant wait 4 my mail...and normally i hate checking the mail.

I know, he isnt creepy scarey, he is come sit on my lap grandpa and have a lolly scarey.

thank you:)

your such a good blogger mom..

love ya 2;)

Mrs. K said...

oh my god I would slice my wrists if my MIL came to live with us...I actually would move out I think...I'm not a people person AT ALL

Flip Flop Momma said...

mrs k,
yeah, I am not a people person one bit and i think i would be slicing something too if they were 2 happen;)

KrazyMom said...

Wow, guess it was a good thing your sis didn't end up moving in with her this summer.

It may be more fun than you think. At least you two like to hang out and seem to get along most of the time. If all else fails, at least you will have a live in babysitter so you and Hubby can get out on date nights more!

Flip Flop Momma said...

Krazymom, son is old enough to babysit..i was babysitting when i was we never go anywhere..

but its a good theroy...

come visit me...please..haha

Southern Sage said...

I'm afraid it is only going to get worse too.
Nobody seems to know WTF to do!
damn how many people can work on this shit and never figure it out??

Good luck sugar.

Flip Flop Momma said...

damn..thats 4 sure...

and thanks...

your the best..

and thanks 4 lettin me vent over the weekend;)

Gette said...

Now you can take down the "reason to drink" widget: you have your own built-in reason!

Flip Flop Momma said...

isnt that the truth!

Scarlet said...

Wow, I can see why you had to down that bottle of TUMS now...although I've seen pics of your mom (who looks very cool/young/friendly) and from what you've mentioned, she's a lot of fun. I know being around someone (anyone!) 24/7 changes things, but at least you get along with her. Your cot in the shed idea was too funny! I'm going to threaten my parents with that one when they start whining about not wantint to be put in a nursing home. :)

Sarah said...

Oh boy - I lived with my parents for a year after we moved back up here and lemme tell ya, I was ready to buy one of those POD things and move my family in there just to get out from under my parents roof.

BUT - I'm sure you'll be fine. Probably.

I'll set Nancy Grace to record on my DVR just in case though.

Dapoppins said...

Dear flip flop

You are very funny. Much funnier than Me. Than I...Me?

I wanted to tell you that I have been telling my Mom for the last five years that she is not going to EVER come live with us, even if I love her now that I am grown up and all. So she needs to keep working and not retire.

She usually laughs. I think I might have to start cutting myself it it ever happens for reals.

---just saying.

So Not The Bradys said...

I guess you sort of have to look at the bright side.

Wait...are you waiting on me to tell you what the bright side is?

Umm, well, at least your husband isn't opposed to the idea, and at least you have the room to offer to your mom.

I get what you're saying, though. I don't like people in my space, either. Not even my own kids and husband. If it's my time to be home alone, I tend to get a little snippy and pissy when someone is stepping into my space. I don't do well with interaction all day long.

Tough, tough times for everyone. I know it sucks, but you're doing the right thing. You're a good daughter.

Flip Flop Momma said...

well she seems hip and cool cause she doesnt live with me;)

I dont think I oculd evern live with my parents in their house...I give u props;)

thank you, and thanks 4 stoppin by..

I have been telling my mom that if she ever needs somewhere to go, my sisters doors are always open..

that did me no good...and i beat that into her head for years..damnit.

Not the Brady,
it was my hubs idea...

what could i do?..i couldnt say no...that would make me a monster of some sort..right? worried..

Flip Flop Momma said...

well she seems hip and cool cause she doesnt live with me;)

I dont think I oculd evern live with my parents in their house...I give u props;)

thank you, and thanks 4 stoppin by..

I have been telling my mom that if she ever needs somewhere to go, my sisters doors are always open..

that did me no good...and i beat that into her head for years..damnit.

Not the Brady,
it was my hubs idea...

what could i do?..i couldnt say no...that would make me a monster of some sort..right? worried..

IamDerby said...

Thats why we built the play house out back... its for one of our mothers... should the need arise. Oh sure, its cold and drafty without real windows and no electricity... but its better than death... which would surely happen if one of them moved in with me.

Monogram Queen said...

Oh man I thought you & your Mom were buds. Well, my Mom and I are pretty close too but the honest-to-God thought of her living with me does give me a pause.
I hope it works out well for you all hon!

~Jobthingy~ said...

oh man. i think i would go bonkers if my mom moved in with me.

i love her dearly but i too like my space.

you poor thing *hugs*

Flip Flop Momma said...

I like your thinking...i like it alot:)

we get along because she doesnt live with me..

I am already going crazy and she hasnt even moved in yet..

JoeinVegas said...

I can send tequila (not the girl, sorry, no connections there) if you want - should help get you through a day or two.

metalmom said...

Poor Punkin.

My condolences.

catscratch said...

I'd love my mom to come live with me!!! I'm gone so much at least she'd cook and keep up with the house work and basic bullshit I can't deal with on a daily basis.

I wish you the bestest of luck though!!

The Doozie said...

oh lordy....I think you are really using your mad skills as a planner to ensure your mom lives out her last days in comfort. Good think for her you havent dug out a divet in the shed and thrown in a blanket, and sometimes go out there to read her the daily bible lessons and offer up a biscuit of two.

I guess if you want your head bludgeoned with a sharpened lawn mower blade, this is how you roll

Jennybean said...

I have that "whose the parent here?" feeling a lot.

I'm on your team!