Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Parents Do Know All?

My sister just called me. The typical signs of panic are running its course. Lightheadedness, tightness in the throat, shivers, numbing in the hands. I need to find a bathroom. I think my parents know.



Anonymous dawn said...

Your parents know WHAT?

6:45 a.m.  
Blogger AJ said...

This is going to make me sound extremely pathetic, but here goes.

Back in the day, long long ago, my parents disapproved of me re-dating an ex-boyfriend that completely broke my heart. I reassured them that I'll be okay and not to worry. Well they did anyway. Finally came the day when the bf and I decided to move in together. My parents were not entirely impressed, but what could they do? As we all know, Fucktard decided to up and take off without leaving a hint of his evil plan. My sister was there for me right away and I have been grateful for that. I was obviously hurt/devastated/angry/etc. But most of all? I felt like a complete failure and did not want to let my parents know what happened because I fell like I would just dissapoint them. I'm sure this is all in my head. Regardless, I made my sister promise me that she would not tell our parents until I was good and ready to tell them.

That was OVER three months ago. I still haven't had the courage to tell my parents. I've been making excuses why they couldn't come over to my place to visit. Rather it's, "Nah! Mom, Dad, why don't I go over to your place instead!"

The day of the post, my sister calls me at work to ask if I could help out a friend of hers by allowing said friend to rent out the spare room for a month. Aside from my personal reasons, I told her it wouldn't be a good idea because Ma and Pa didn't even know that Fucktard left. She then dropped the bomb and said, "Actually, I think they know."

Me: What do you mean 'they know'?!
Her: Well, one day when we were picking you up from home, mom asked if Jason already moved out and if his stuff was gone."
Me: What did you say?
Her: "I don't know."
Me: Crap. Does dad know?
Her: Probably. He isn't dumb, you know.
Me: You sure about that? They didn't know you've been smoking for the past 11 years AND that you're a skank.
Her: Shut up.

2:31 p.m.  

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