Friday, July 16, 2010

Vacation Part 4 - Family Bash and No Beating up the Psuedo-cousins

On July 4th there was a big ole bash at Mom & Dad Bean’s. I was starting to feel bad (because I had appendicitis – I’ll tell you later), but it was alright.

Apparently you can have fireworks where they live so there was a whole lot of that going on. But there was also an incident.

My sister-in-law, Sophia, had bought a bunch of fireworks for her son, Grant. And she was going to make him share but obviously, he wanted to be able to shoot some of them off himself. But Aunt Godmother’s boyfriend’s son and his wife “claimed” Grant’s fireworks.

Ya’ll, Sophia is about the sweetest person on the face of the planet. So she didn’t say a word. Nothing. She smiled and calmed Grant while he cried and said nothing.

I was PISSED and all for marching over there and telling them that they were welcome to share Grant’s fireworks, but they were not calling dibs on $100 worth of fireworks that they DID NOT BUY.

Of course I didn’t say anything.

But since everyone was telling me that I had to bring the kids for next years’ bash I told Bean in no uncertain terms that no one was going to treat MY kids that way and get a smile and no comment.

And the kicker for me – was when they left & made Grant give them high fives before they would leave.

I wanted to tell them where they could shove their high fives.


Miss Nikki said...

If you do ever go with your kids, bring Holly along too. She'll be your kids fairy godmother, pit-bull style. I'd love to see HER tell Mrs Firefighter to shove that huge diamond up her ass and light THAT up for fireworks!

Jennifer Juniper said...

That would be awesome. Holly would make me look so mild mannered and polite.

Kelly said...

How old is Grant? Not that his age makes it right I was just curious. If that was my kid they'd have gotten told off in a heartbeat. I'm all for sharing. But "claiming" something that's not yours, from a kid no less. Nick would have been shushing my ass for sure!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

He's 8. How proud they must be stealing from an 8 year old, huh??