Peter should have made his First Holy Communion earlier this month, but Bill’s travel for work has had him gone every weekend until this one. Extended family arrives today and tomorrow. It’s a crazy-busy weekend with 7 extra people staying here and both sets of grandparents staying in hotels.
My parents, and 2 siblings are driving here today and should arrive around dinner time. My other sister and her family left their home in Tennessee after noon yesterday. Originally, they had planned to stop in a hotel, and then we would all meet up at Busch Gardens today. When I realized her plans were to push through to a local hotel, I suggested she just come here. I did not tell my children so that their 2 am arrival would be a quick, quiet hello and goodnight.
Katie almost caught me (“Why is Aunt Barb asking for our house number if we’re meeting them at Busch Gardens?”), but otherwise, I had them nicely sequestered in our out-of-the-way bonus room, and there they remain, sleeping. Three of my kids were up early, and I knew the cat would be out of the bag when I moved their car so Bill could get to work. Sure enough, they were thrilled to learn the truth.
Oh, and my husband had to go to work. Did you read above where I said that every single weekend this month has been disrupted by his travel? He put in for leave today and everything was fine. Then he called on his way home last night and said he had to attend a meeting today. I was…disappointed. I sent my sister a text:
“My ex-husband just called to say he had to work tomorrow.”
“Why?” she wrote back.
“He loves his mistress (the Army) more than me.”
She responded, “Silly, Michelle, YOU are the mistress.”
Fortunately, this meeting, while inconveniently in the late morning, should be short, and he can join us for the afternoon. Should be fun.