Why is my mother reverse nesting?
So... I said it before that my mom just moved up here but this is nothing new. Why.. why dear God in heaven why.. does she try to give me stuff every single time I visit? I appreciate it, don't misunderstand me. I am so thankful, but I insist on my house not looking cluttered. It will not look like a furniture store, or a garage sale either. My house is exactly how I want it to be. And I've made it very clear to her that if she buys anything for Charlie that's fine, but it will stay at her house.
So.. because I'm visiting and working from her place this afternoon, can anyone tell me why there are 3 bags of groceries that I did not buy sitting by my purse? LOL help me!!
Typical conversation.. are you ready?
Mom: Are you hungry?
Me: Nope, already had lunch.
Mom: Because I made some extra.
Me: Nah thanks I'm good.
Mom: Do you eat these pasta things? I don't eat them but they were on sale.
Me: Why did you buy them if you don't eat them?
Mom: Because they were on sale.
Mom: I found this old vase do you want it?
Me: Nope, doesn't match anything in my house.
Mom: It was on sale.
Me: Stop going to sales.
lol it's so much more funny to me as I'm writing it out but seriously.. it's driving me insane!
Mom: I want tacos.
Me: Okay, tell the waitress.
Mom: I want those tacos that you dip in cheese.
Mom: You know.. that melting cheese stuff.
Me: Do you mean nachos? Little triangle things?
Mom: Yeah.. tacos.
Me to the waitress: She'll have an order of plain nachos.
Mom: I want the melty cheese.
Me: They don't make melty cheese, they're a real Mexican restaurant they don't have velveeta.
Mom: Oh okay, just whatever you have is fine.
*mom gets nachos.. tells waitress everything looks wonderful...waitress leaves*
Mom: Why isn't my cheese melty?
.... YOU take her on vacation Kim Haiduke!!
And sometimes she says she doesn't have enough money to come visit. I say, "Mom, we can pay your tolls and gas if you want," and she says something non-committal, but I'd bet it's because she doesn't have enough junk to stuff in that van!
Debi that is an AWESOME idea! You have no idea how many beanies and booties.. oh dear God. I live in Montana, yes, but Charlie doesn't just go hanging out outside. No joke, we visited at Thanksgiving because Charlie was due on Christmas Eve and we knew we wouldn't be able to visit again before that. She gave me a box with "a few things she knitted".. There were 42 beanies.. FORTY TWO BEANIES!... like 6 pairs of booties and I lost count of how many pot holders. Who needs that many potholders?!?!
lol argh. I know I sound so ungrateful and I'm not trying to be one of these "Hey look at me I'm an adult" type people.. It's just frustrating.. It's like I said, I don't want my house getting cluttered. I can't even shut the pot holder drawer. But maybe focusing those efforts on the senior center would work out for everyone :)