Originally Posted by HClark
Mikie, I was wondering how the visit with your parents went ???
It went as well as I could have hoped for. When my sister picked me up at the airport she was warning me that she was a bit hesitant to surprise my parents because she wasn't sure how they were going to react.
That night she decided to surprise just my mom instead of both of my parents. She had her babysitter call my mom at 20:00 and tell her that she had to leave to go to work and wondered if my mom could go up and watch the kids until my sister arrived. Of course, my sister and I were already there. So my mother arrives 2 seconds later and I walk into the kitchen and surprise the crap out of her!
Instead of "holy crap!" or "oh, my baby!" she just sort of stood there with a blank white face and looked as if she had seen a ghost. Very amusing.
It was a bit weird for the first 10 minutes because it almost seemed as if we had to relearn each other for the first time, but that went away soon.
That night my mother drove me home to where my father was in bed sleeping. He got up to go to the bathroom and found out that I was there. He was in the room next to me and my mother went to him and said "Mike's here" and he said, "I know" and then instead of coming into the kitchen to see me he just went back to bed.
That was a bit scary.
I realized something like that might happen, so I wasn't upset or surprised, but it still weighed on my mind. I woke up the next morning and my mother and sisters hung out all day and it was great. That afternoon I made a vegan dinner for my family and my father arrived that night and everything was fine.
It went pretty well after that. The only drama was after my mother and I watched Fahrenheit 9/11 and my mother was defending Bush. Oy.