Monday, July 5, 2010

3 day weekend...

The kids came over on Saturday for an unscheduled visitation and we all had a good time hanging out in the back yard. Built a fire, threw water balloons until somebody cried and it was time for going in...dark is 9:00 pm here so it's late by the time kids have to be talked into giving in for the night. But crying makes this all null.

My two stepsons have been living here since October 2009. We have been tolerating the ignorance of my oldest stepson. He is not working, will not be working for a while (construction, no work...messed up something with the union, etc) so we are putting up with his erratic behavior...the grand kids spend at least 1/2 the week here so we try to work with my stepson and his self center ways. Put it this way if I made a list I could evict him for a load of reasons. He isn't much of conversationalist so we settle for baby steps...

The other one has been working in Wisconsin so he's gone most of the week. He at least pays some rent.

Someday we will both retire, downsize and then the grown kids will have to figure out life for themselves.

I actually think I am reaping my karma...in 1985 I moved into my parents house with my two sons, had another kid, my daughter and stayed for 5 years!

9 months down a bunch o' years to go!

I love the grand kids and some how some way this too will pass....and I will someday be sitting on the beach smiling at the memory...

there I feel better...


9 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

In a few short years you will miss all the hulabaloo, until then, hang in there.

Martha said...

You are an awesome mama and grandma Rose. You've been through tough times and understand just how far a little support can go - or even a lot when needed. I've always loved how down-to-earth you are Rose.
*Love and hugs*

JOHN said...

Your story seems to be more common these days.Hard days and good days.Hang in there.Thank you for the uplifting words about me losing my home.I still cant believe it.I know God has a purpose for everything.I am happy in the home I am renting.I feel much safer there.My old street was becoming bad.And so many memories. I need to start new.But I wanted to keep the house and maybe rent it out.Or at least have the option to go back home some day,Well enough of my pity party.Take care and Remember I got a feeling everythings going to be alright

JOHN said...

Your story seems to be more common these days.Hard days and good days.Hang in there.Thank you for the uplifting words about me losing my home.I still cant believe it.I know God has a purpose for everything.I am happy in the home I am renting.I feel much safer there.My old street was becoming bad.And so many memories. I need to start new.But I wanted to keep the house and maybe rent it out.Or at least have the option to go back home some day,Well enough of my pity party.Take care and Remember I got a feeling everythings going to be alright

Remo said...

I hope the lad finds his center or at least finds something productive until then. I'm sure he senses his lack of focus and it probably drives alot of his antics. It might be chaos but find a way to enjoy everyone being together.

Des's big daddy said...

Funny how some people wander most when they seem to be going nowhere. I agree with what Remo said.

And every single person in your family is extraordinarily lucky and blessed to have your presence in their lives.

Linda :) said...

I'm sorry, I laughed, I so feel your pain... son1 has been home one year this fourth of july.... he finally is off unemployement, he was working part time however, and now has a full time job... :)

Lisa said...

Rose, Hugs to you, hang in there ok, Love Ya Lisa

Lisa said...

Rose, thank you for praying for Lisa and Gary, Love You Lisa XO