Carrie - 2011-11-22 01:04:48
You're so much nicer to your mom than I am to mine. You silly southerners are just too polite to tell your parents to shut the fuck up about the goddamned deviled eggs like we would up here.
C - 2011-11-22 03:23:28
I so sympathize right now! I'm hosting for the first time, and it's a little overwhelming. We have a dozen people coming, and they've all got this one dish that has to be there or they will just flat DIE. If they do, that's one less person I have to squeeze into our apartment. Winning! Seriously, you can't please everyone. If she wants deviled eggs, she knows how to make them! I'll be thinking about you this week, I know it will be beautiful!
Jess - 2011-11-24 01:32:33
Mmmmm eclair pie!
Countessa - 2011-11-26 21:51:58
The main sticking point is this is my *mom*. She was the one when I was growing up who told me I could be anything I wanted to be, I could love whomever I wanted to, and that she'd be proud of me no matter what I did. She's now turned into this nagging, criticizing, passive-aggressive shrew and I don't know why and I definitely don't know how to handle it.<br><br> My theory is it's all a control thing with her; she flipped out about the house note last year and it's been downhill ever since. The repetitive asking of the same questions is her way of saying "I really want deviled eggs (for example) and I want you to make them but I'm not going to flat-out say that". Lather, rinse, repeat about anything - food, lunch dates, clothes, shoes, bills, whatever.<br><br> DC's theory is she's forgetting more and more things so the repetitive behavior is her way of "remembering" stuff - if she repeats her question about the eggs several times, eventually I will tell her she's already mentioned the eggs and then she'll stop asking because I've confirmed she's already asked more than once. She does this with my brother, too, and he thinks it's a memory issue as well.

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