My dad IS coming!

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My dad IS coming!
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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 1:26pm

My dad called me last night to tell me that he is definitley coming. He had a brainwave and realized that he could NOT drive across the entire country in 3 days, and decided to chuck out the money to fly ($1800). He finalizing everything with the travel agent today and could be here as early as this Saturday (and my mom comes on Sunday). He will be here for a whole week - meaning I have both of them at the same time for, well, a week! Ugh.


He doesn't want me to tell my mom. He wants to surprise her at the airport on Sunday. As I mentioned, they are divorced but on speaking terms, however - I don't think my mom is going to be as amused as he thinks she will be. They both have a very different sense of humour. I think she is looking forward to spending time with me and the baby (she hasn't even seen me since my wedding almost 3 years ago), and I don't think she's going to be too pleased with having my dad "crash" the party, so to speak. Frankly, I'm not so pleased about it either - not that I don't want to see my dad, but I am easily closer to my mom and was looking forward to spending this



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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 11:40pm
I'm so sorry! If it were me, I'd go ahead & warn my Mom. I'd just tell her so she can prepare herself & let her know that you're not thrilled with the timing either. I hope it all works out OK!
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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 7:23pm

Oh well. Hopefully he will arrive as late as possible so you will have some time with your Mom before he gets there.

And regardless, it seems like when a baby is around, it is easy to just focus on the baby and steer away from awkward moments/conversations more easily. Hopefully Elena will work her magic spell and everything will be wonderful!

I just feel for you because I'm sure you were looking forward to seeing each of them but now you are stressed. :-/


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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 7:14pm

She left him in 2000. I totally think he would take her back if she was interested, but she so isn't!


My dad is supposed to be calling me tonight with his flight details. He was hoping to be here Saturday, ahead of my mom, but he said it might be Monday. I so hope it is Monday



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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 6:51pm

I agree, Kelly, I think you should tell your Mom and then just ask her to act surprised. Honestly, if I were you, I would have asked/insisted that he not come when your Mom was there so that you could have had more bonding time with each of them, and I think it is a little weird he is so eager to see her . . . do you think he is nostalgic? How long ago did they get divorced?


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Thu, 08-27-2009 - 1:36pm

Sorry about this timing Kelly!!!


I would go ahead and tell your mom though- it is probably something that she would really like to be prepared for, and if anything you can tell her to still act surprised. I am sure that in the end you will both be glad that she knew ahead of time.


I hope you have a nice visit with everyone though:)



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