Are you allowed to rant on Christmas Eve? Well, if there is some unspoken rule that says you can’t I’m breaking it. I don’t want to sound like I am the only one being hospital on this festive season, but petty things can really damper the mood. Thus I rant. And of all things church service.
My mother complained to me eons ago that she didn’t like the church that is nearby our house. We had attended a different one till we moved over the river. The drive the regular Methodist church was too far for any normal person to want to drive there every Sunday. So we tried the Methodist church that was near our new house. My friends go there, my boyfriend goes there, and I really enjoy it. My mother however, does not. And has simply stated that many of times.
So as it may be, like any church, they were having church services Christmas Eve. I intended on going, alone if it may be. On Monday I informed my mother I would, and she asked me the basic over-protective mother questions ‘ what time? how late will you be?’ etc. She also mentioned how she was looking for a church to attend tonight. I hadn’t thought about inviting her -- because she didn’t like the church. She also told me that if I go to the latest service, she would have to put food aside for me ( assuming that we were eating dinner late ).
Tonight however, I decided to go to the 7pm service instead of the planned 9. I had to work tonight, and I figured I would just go straight after work instead of waiting 2 more hours. I told my mom this. Then I told Debbie, my mother friend. She suggested that I invite my mom to go, because my mom disappointed she wouldn’t be going to church on Christmas. So I did.
Well she starts throwing excuses and yelling at me about it. That she was getting ready to cook dinner, and wouldn’t be ready by 7. And that I should have told her sooner. So she gets off the phone pulling a pity mood on me. I wasn’t exactly in the mood. I wanted to go to church and come home to be with my family early. She’s scolding me for that. Sorry if I didn’t want to go with her. She pointed out tons of times she didn’t like that church.
Ugh. Merry Christmas. Yeah, right. hope you all have a more pleasant one.
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