Next weekend away
SO decided he wanted to take me away for a weekend over the Xmas break. He had spent Xmas eve with the tweevils (evil twins) where they booked dinner at a restaurant. I spent it with my Sons and grandkids having a BBQ. SO joined us after dinner.
When SO got there, he told me he had lost his phone. He wanted to call me after the restaurant to see if we needed any beers, as he was going to the bottle shop on the way. I rang the restaurant and they told me they still had not found it.
Next day, Xmas morning, we go to his place to finish grabbing his bags for our weekend and Whiny tells him that Bossy has his phone. Apparently they found the phone at the restaurant. SO asked why didn’t Bossy just drop it off to their place as it was closer to the restaurant? Whiny said she didn’t know. He asks her to call Bossy to let her know we were on our way to pick it up and to meet him outside when he got there. He hates going to BM’s house as her eldest Son is psychotic and a complete asshole.
We pulled up outside BM’s and SO beeps his horn. Bossy strides out with an attitude. SO winds his window down, takes the phone and says “hi - how come the restaurant couldn’t find it last night? I looked everywhere for it”. Bossy says “how the hell would I know DAD. They called me this morning after I left several messages last night so I went and got it”. He told her Whiny could’ve picked it up as they lived closer – but anyway, all good, so he thanked her and we drove off.
As we were driving his phone kept pinging but he ignored it.
We got to the Mountains and unpacked, strolled around and just breathed in the beautiful crisp air – so lovely! We went for a walk and had a beautiful afternoon.
There was an awesome looking pub tucked away so we headed there to grab some lunch and have a beer. Whilst there, SO decided to check his phone. Instant mood change. He got silent. Moody. I left him mope and strolled around, drinking my beer and having a cig. After 40 mins, I thought fuck this shit. So, I asked him what was up.
He told me Bossy was furious that we hadn’t wished her a merry xmas when we met up to get the phone. She was pissed off because I didn’t greet her (note – she didn’t greet me either). She was also bloody angry that he took me away for a weekend and told him he was a selfish piece of shit and an inconsiderate asshole of a father.
I lost it. Told him she was entitled and selfish and acting like a goddamn child. She was a grown ass woman who was bloody old enough to take care of herself - not some delicate little flower who needed her daddy. I also told him he wasn’t bloody helping matters and and If he was going to brood over her then fine, but I’m not hanging around to witness it. I was going to pack up my shit and head home – he could then go lick her butt for the rest of the holidays and oh hell, might as well do it for the rest of his life.
Then I stormed off.
Within minutes he came after me and grabbed me, held me tight. Said he was so sorry and that I was right - he was being a bloody idiot. This viciousness from them wasn’t something he was used to and it shocked and hurt him. He told me I was important to him and he wanted us to work, he asked me to be patient with him and he would get there. We made up and went and had a scrumprious dinner while flirting with eachother the rest of the night. He was back to his joking self and kept grabbing me to dance with him.
He had a few missed calls from them but didn’t answer or message them once. Lucky for him because I was ready to walk.
Serously. I saw right through Bossy’s tactic. I knew why she took the phone back to BM’s and why she decided to attack him via messages while we were driving. She was hoping to cause us to fight and wreck our weekend. She ALMOST succeeded – and thank God SO woke up and pushed her out of our weekend and out of his mind. We ended up having a fantastic time!