As I mentioned, we invited Nana and the girls to the Poconos. They said yes, as I knew they would. Then Nana called back to say, so sorry but she has some appointments and can’t go but we could take the girls without her, as I knew she would.
Andrew was firm, kind of, and said, no thanks, we’re not even remotely interested in babysitting your kids for a 4 day weekend BUT we’ll pick them up in the morning, take them for a day trip and then bring them back late that same evening.
So that is a hell of a lot of driving for Andrew but he’ll have music to keep him company. And he is, he says, happy to do it because the girls will enjoy it and so will Blitzen. In reality, a day is about all the Blitzen can manage with her sisters at this point, anyway, so it is all working out for the best.
A part of me feels a tiny bit badly because I know that Nana needs a break but there is an undercurrent of manipulativeness in a lot of our recent interactions and boundaries are just not something Blitzen’s Nana always seems to grasp. Although, I know I should just SHUT UP about the boundary issue whenever I read Fosterhood. At least Nana is not texting me with instructions to pack an egg and cheese sandwiches for everyone’s breakfast.
Rebecca — hoping you all make it!!