I sit here today on the first full day of my vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, feeling the need to bring my blog up to speed.
I have been so crazy with life’s going ons that sometimes I forget that I have a little world out there that I can tell my stories to without any judgment from family members.
I know that most of you know that I come from a big family. I have 7 brothers, the majority of are married or in a relationship that has been years in the making, some of have children from other marriages and some have no children. Regardless of the amount of in and out family members from my immediate family we all “pretty much” get along.
As I sit here today let me tell you about another “little” part of my family.
My mom is one of 7 children. Only 1 of her siblings is still alive, that is my Aunt F. My mom’s 3 brothers all had children and each of them had 2 daughters regardless of how many sons they had.
This vacation that I take is usually with my mom, her sister Aunt F, Uncle D’s two daughters and one of Uncle J’s daughters. The ages of these women are 83 (Aunt F), 73 (mom), 70 (Car), 63 (Moe), 60 (MB) and 43 (me).
This year I have been looking forward to this vacation only because I have not taken one yet this year.
It is always a chore for me being the mobile one but it is also an opportunity for me to walk away from the drama and the chitter chatter of those women who know family members and memories that are WAY before my time.
Anyway, this year is not that way. Car and MB had a HUGE fight and MB left the vineyard. This is not a little fight that will get over really quickly; I think this is a while to go fight that two sisters may not talk to each other for months or maybe even years.
I may have said in the past that we put the fun in dysfunctional but my extended family really does that.
I will post more later but for now, I am taking 4 “not so little” old ladies to the beach for the day.