I love the 4Th of July. It's my 4Th (ironic right!?!?) favorite holiday (Christmas,Thanksgiving and Halloween are the first three...we will talk about those later)
We went to D's parent's house this weekend. Going to the in-laws house is kind of like visiting the Corleone family from the godfather...with less clothing.
You see in D's family...if your a boy, teenage guy, grown man...wearing a shirt...just doesn't happen. Unless we are going out in public.
Him, his brother, the nephews, his dad...they were all topless the entire weekend.
And who can blame them...it was a million degree's out and humid enough to were snorkel equipment to walk down the street.
But we had BBQ (reason #1 I love the 4Th) and attempted to go swimming. Unfortunately 2 min into everyone jumping in the pool...it started to thunder and lightning...damn.
As hot as it was penny was a slightly nekkid baby this weekend. But wearing her cloth diapers she looked adorable..of course.
My Sister-in-law was of course in attendance (I say of course but it was a surprise...yay...)
Now lets put this into perspective. The kiddos have not seen their mom since Christmas of last year. They were excited to see her. They wanted to play with her. she on the other hand was "tired" and just wanted to relax.
Scuse me sweetheart but you have not seen or held your children in 6 months...get off your lazy, self indulgent, ass and play with your kids.
And if that wasn't bad enough...she gave me (or tried) parenting advice.
The woman who upon finding out her ex had died said "oh crap...so do i have to take the kids or is someone else going to take them?"
Now frankly they are all better off where they are at. She is not the worst mother by any means but let's face it...she just doesn't want to be bothered with having kids.
any way the advice she (tried) gave me was as follows..
1)Is she teething? Just give her a raw frozen steak to chew on. (erm...raw meat doesn't seem like the most appropriate thing for a 5 month old to nom on)
2) You know when the kids were babies and they wouldn't get to sleep I would just smoke pot in there room while they played in bed...it would knock them right out. (?!!?!??!?!)
3) You should clean her mouth out with peroxide and rubbing alcohol when she gets teeth...it kills the germs (my head almost exploded)
But the one thing she had the biggest opinion on was the cloth diapering. She pulled us aside and informed us that she was worried. She felt we were putting our child at risk because we had a natural birth center birth, I breast feed, and we cloth diaper.
ummmm...how bout noooo.
She didn't explain why she felt this way but let us know that she didn't feel comfortable with us having her kids because of this and was planning on petitioning for full custody...
*sigh* I really hope she doesn't try because i don't want the kiddos dragged through this.
I don't know what to do. We don't want to lose the kids because we love them but we reallly don't want to lose them to her.
Anyway...Needless to say our 4Th of July this year...was kind of a bust. :(
p.s.this wasn't meant to be such a downer of a post...sorry about that!