Apr 16, 2011 - 2:47 am
Went out of town to visit my grandparent, who raised me until I was 15. Thought I needed the time away and they always offered to pay for the train ticket (not happening) and asked repeatedly when I was coming up.
Think this was the biggest mistake I have made so far.
My grandmother has been almost itching for a fight since the first few hours I got here. This evening she started screaming at me about how bad my uncle has it (he is a missionary in Europe) and I am not the only one who has had difficulties. Then we got on the subject of how I was when I was younger and she lays the guilt on how she tried and tried and I just was never happy. Um, hello? Do you remember being 13 and 14? Were you happy?
Pat will be gone 2 months on Sunday. When I said this all she says is "oh, we know," the goes about her business like nothing happened.
It took 2 hours on the phone with my best friend to calm me down, and another hour off and on with someone very near and dear (he was at work) to calm me down. Both of them (they've never spoken to each other, and didn't know what the other had said) said the same thing: what she did was crap and was uncalled for. Makes me feel a bit better, but not by much because I still have to be here until Monday.
I quit. Family SUCKS.