This morning Dad sent the following text:
Mom is at the [old lady department store] sale and wants to know how you feel about a “Christmas” theme for table decoration. Can you call her?”
Yes, the wedding will be just before Christmas but a Christmas theme for the wedding? Absolutely not!
I called her and told her something along the lines of, “Over my dead body,” hoping that she would forget the idea.
Mom really wants to help with the wedding details and I’m thrilled about that, but I worry she’ll go a bit overboard. She’s brilliant when it comes to design and decorating and I could really use the help.
After I finished my morning meetings, I felt bad so I called her back.
“Mom, sorry I crapped all over your idea. I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings. We’ll have plenty of time to figure out the wedding stuff when you come to visit.”
“Not to worry,” she said. “I bought it all anyway.”
Of course she did.