I did it again. Considering the last time was two years ago I think that maybe it wasn’t that bad. Once again a phone call from my maternal grandparents have has caused angst and now guilt. Every Monday unless something comes up but nevertheless once a week I receive a phone call from them. Ever since Sean was about four months my grandfather would say the following “What are you doing today? I suppose nothing?” I generally gave a meek answer of “well I can’t do a lot with a bum leg and a newborn.” My granddad would then reply with an “Ah”. After I was walking but still encased and limited by the fixator and the question was asked I would fire back with “What would you like me to do? Paint my house and then go hang-gliding?”
Today I snapped!
Granddad asked, “What are you doing today–Nothing?”
“You know it really pisses me off when you always say that. What do you want to hear that I need to scrub my toilets, go to the store and take Sean to the park so he can work off his energy?”
I then got a mumbled apology and an explanation that it was only his way of sparking conversation. So now I feel like a piece of crap.