Today, my mother-in-law called and asked us if we could come and visit her. One of Ed’s sisters is coming for a visit and my mother-in-law was planning an impromptu family reunion. It’s been quite a few years since Ed’s family has all been together. Ed told his Mom that we couldn’t come because he can’t get away from work right now. He’s in the middle of a project. It’s true, Ed’s job is extremely busy.
I told my mother-in-law I was sorry that we couldn’t come to see her and that it would be nice if she could have all of her kids together. I told Ed he could go if he wanted to, but that besides not being able to afford a trip, I did not want to go and have to “put on a face and pretend that everything is OK.” He said the same thing.