Here’s another guest blog post from The Mother someone I know on Twitter and through Twitter Moms. She’s also the one who took me to task on one of my posts – but in a very loving way. (Here’s her blog.) I’ll be posting a new entry tomorrow, promise.
The Mother needs your help: now that her husband accepted a house guest for the biggest weekend of their lives – Bar Mitzvah weekend of her oldest son – how does she handle it? I gave my advice – she’s interested in what you have to say.
Okay, Memoirgirl. I have one for you.
My youngest is having is Bar Mitzvah next weekend. It’s a lot of work, and I’m catering two meals for out-of-towners.
One of my husband’s relatives called from Toronto and said she is sending down her 15 year old, ALON, for us to take care of for the weekend.
This kid has two uncles and a grandmother who are going to be here, too, but apparently they either weren’t capable enough or invited to take this kid for the weekend.
Would you EVER consider sending your child to someone else to take care of during one of the busiest weekends of their lives?
My first reaction is that it was a damn good thing my husband took that phone call, because I probably would have told her to stuff it (although I wouldn’t have been that polite).
Am I over-reacting? ‘Cause I’m no expert, either.