*sigh*... not again...

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*sigh*... not again...
Mon, 05-26-2003 - 11:46pm

Well, Dad started another fight with me again Friday night. I was over @ Mum & Dad's, as Mum's the one hemming my grad dress for me. He started in on how I'm such an "adult" now, I should be able to afford my own dental bills. (Note: after NEVER taking me to a dentist, I had a root canal done at the beginning of the month, which my bf paid for. I need approx. $2000 worth of work done altogether.) And from there it got to the point where he said he wasn't going to grad. I managed to keep calm this time, reminding him that this situation isn't entirely my fault. Which is amazing, I usually break down and cry after about 10 min of him yelling at me. Anyways, I just didn't talk to him on the weekend. Today, Mum says that "your father IS coming to grad," to which I replied "whether he likes it or not?" And she basically agreed. I really hope he can behave himself, instead of ruining one of the most important nights of my life (theoretically).

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 05-29-2003 - 12:03am
Uhm Parents! You can't live with them, and you can't live without them! We didn't choose to be their children, either. But, I guess we're stuck with them!

Cheer up, he's coming to your graduation. Let's hope he does behave. Let us know how it went.

My dad: mom was hemming up my jeans. They're faded, and old looking, brand new Guess soft denim. Was $98, on sale for $29.00. Price tag still on the jeans, to prove to them it's BRAND NEW. Mom said: "it's old and worn. It also stinks". I said: "it doesn't stink. It smelled like dye and fabric". Dad wanted me to use blue thread to match jeans. I wanted brown thread to match other seams. Then Dad said: "you're not a teenager anymore. you're a middle aged woman". (Now I'm getting angry!) I said: "yeah, I'm now 50yrs. old and middle age. is that mean, I can't wear modern clothes? Should I start dressing up like a grandmother, and look like a grandmother? I'm not even a grandmother". I'm 50, but have a figure of a 30yrs. old, don't even have wrinkles on my hands and face! But there's no reason why I couldn't wear blue jeans! None! It's for casual work wear. (Mom is doing me a favor, and I'm doing her favors, otherwise I'd hem my own jeans, so I didn't have to listen to them critisize me). But it hurts my feelings, and it goes on and on.