Friday, September 22, 2006

They are lovely people, but...

Today is the day. A visitation looms.

Both Geekman and I are simultaneously about to be afflicted blessed with the presence of our respective mothers-in-law (mother-in-laws?) and (obviously, since that's kind of how these things work) our own mothers. For a week.

I can tell you how this is going to go:

Geekman's mother will want to spend all day every day in the botanical gardens. (This is just an observation, not a complaint: there are worse things.)

My mother will dither and dather and dilly and dally and not make up her mind about what she wants to do each day until it is too late to do anything, and then complain on her final day that we haven't gone anywhere interesting during her visit.

Geekman, being such an introverted introvert that Myers-Briggs would have to invent a whole new letter of the alphabet to describe him*, will go AWOL as much as possible, going out for hour-long walks and/or locking himself in the bathroom all afternoon.

I will repeatedly have to reassure both mothers that no, he doesn't hate them, he just... doesn't want to spend any time with them.

It'll be a hoot.

* And it would have to be a silent letter. [StyleyGeek giggles at her own lame joke.]