mom used to drop in the day after thanksgiving and stay until a week from the following monday. that was quite a visit. add to that about 11 days in july and that was nearly a month of mom every year. that works well for me. she gets to see that i'm ok (or that i am now...more on that in a minute) and i get to spend some time remembering why it was that i left home.
this visit was different. mom was checking things out. she's been leary of this change that i've made. moving down here made her itch and the idea of a new woman in my life was also not a welcome thought. let's face it, she didn't like much about my new life plan despite how happy i told her i was.
and then there's stacky. mom didn't dig the ex. mom never digs the women that my brother and i pick. they're all evil harpies hell-bent on stealing her babies. or something. as it turns out, according to mom, stacky is good stuff!
on the drive to the airport, she finally let it slip.
you know how we tell you that you're [clock] 150% of the time? well, [stacky] is [stacky] 150% of the time.
she also mentioned that she's quite happy that we do things together. our hobbies and passtimes align. we cook together. we share responsibilities. all of the things a mom might want to see.
but i'm still paranoid.
yesterday my mom and stacky's mom went to lunch. sounds simple enough. but they sat and talked for 4 hours. what in the fuck can two women whose only common thread is "our kids are crazy" have to talk about for 4 hours. i mean, stacky's mom has never met a stranger and my mom can smalltalk with the best of them, but damn! it just seems like a little much. i'll have to ask my brother.
so it was sad to see mom fly away. she'll come back. and we'll be up there for turkey day (my best guess). but she likes stacky. and stacky likes her. and the families are getting along nicely. i guess i couldn't ask for much more. at this particular time in my life, i'm not tempted to. i'm a lucky bastard. and i've got no complaints.
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