Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ricky is coming back to town...

My mother-in-law is coming for three or four weeks - she lands on Wednesday afternoon.  I can't tell you how upset I am that I'll be in Chicago for her first weekend in town.  Seriously it breaks my heart.

But... as a little preview this is the phone conversation we keep repeating.  As a matter of course she calls us, Brad really but sometimes I'm lucky enough to intercept the calls and sometimes I'm in a nice enough mood to take the call for him and give him a break, several times each day - but the current crisis goes like this.

Her: Cam-la (there are only two syllables when she says it) do you think Dan will mind…  You know, Jamie turns 21 while I’m down there.  And well, do you think Dan will mind if instead of giving him $15 for his birthday, could I give him $21?  Or do you think he won’t like that?

Me: We can discuss it when you get here.  (cuz oh my god woman, we're talking about $6 - I'll happily give that to you if you promise never to mention this again)

Her: Oh, good idea.  Okay, well, I’ll let you go.  It was really nice talking to you.

Me: ok, talk to you later, bye now.

We’ve had this same exact conversation four times so far.

Shall we take an informal poll?? Will Dan get mad about the $6?   Circle one  YES   NO



8 comments:

Banded Mommy (Angie) said...

Funny thing is I was just thinking about Ricky!! I was wondering if she was coming back soon!!

Laura Belle said...

YESSSSSS! Ricky stories! YESSSS!

But, I'm really sorry you have to put up with her again. Really. Sorry.

Amanda said...

I always ALWAS+YS enjoy your Ricky posts!

Liz said...

Omg, we are gonna have 4 weeks worth of Ricky stories?!?!?! I cannot deal.

vickyd said...

Yea!!! I can't wait for more Ricky stories!!!

Sandy Lee said...

That really sucks that you will miss the first few days of her visit :-(

But look on the positive. Brad will get to have her all to herself for those days. All by himself, his mommy. Bet they will have a joyous time. Sometimes you just have to give a mom and her boy that special time together. We'll help keep you from being jealous and pour lots of booze down your throat on your way home. See ya soon. I'll give you 21 cents to give to him, but they'd be in Canadian pennies and would today only be worth 20 cents. Our dollar finally dropped below par.

Camille said...

Just the other day my husband asked about "that blogger's mother in law!"

Ronnie said...

Woohoo, Ricky stories! :) And why WOULD he care? LOL