When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say. "You hit like a bitch."


The In-Laws are coming!

Ok, so in September Pete’s Sister and family will be visiting us. And we really love them, they are a great family. She’s been such a good Aunt to my boys. Always sends a card for their birthdays and when they visit they bring lots of pressies for missed birthdays and Christmasses. But with them comes the forced visits with Pete’s brother and his wife. Note I don’t call her my Sister-in-law. She is FAR from any Sister of mine. We have had our fair share of family ups and downs, and this woman goes out of her way to make things worse. I’m sure most family’s have one of those creatures. I won’t say anymore, she is not worth my time.

It’s always a whirlwind visit with Pete’s Sister. We try and put so much time in when they are here. We are going away for a few nights with them. And we have to do a lot of visiting. And when they leave it will be sad to see them go. We are desperate to visit them in NZ but I just don’t want to travel with my ball and chain. So I need kidney function to travel. Know where I can buy some?

When we do get to travel again, it will probably feel like I’m a whole different person, I try and imagine what that would be like, but I can’t see past “this” know what I mean? We used to love travelling, and planned so many trips, but that’s all on hold. For now.

Anyway, I have to come up with a few things to do with the kids. Pete’s niece and nephew are still young and full of energy. I organised a treasure hunt for them 2 years ago, with maps and buckets. And now I don’t know what to do. I will buy some kiddy X-Box games for them to play, I looked at a few and will buy them this month. But other than that, I’m not sure what to do with a 9 year old and a 5 year old. Will have to put my thinking cap on!

I just hope there isn’t a big hoohaa this time. I’m SO tired of family drama. All I can hope for is that their trip will be smooth and everyone behaves.

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”