difficult child has warped us

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by slsh, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    So.... thank you's (ex?) girlfriend showed up at our door today. To return a PSP charger. That he threw at her. :sigh: (insert various soap-worthy details). husband and I sat there and tried to be supportive, as noncommittally as possible. (I actually was wondering what the heck she wanted us to do - spank him??? He doesn't even live here. There is a very good reason that I do my very best to be completely uninformed about thank you's life.)

    Until she said he threatened to get a restraining order against her. At which point, husband and I both burst into laughter. :bag:Poor girl - she was baffled. husband and I were both utterly horrified at our response and apologized profusely. There was simply no way to explain our laughter, unless you've lived with- thank you for the last 20 years. And while she's been to our home a couple of times, I really don't know her at all, don't know what if anything thank you has told her. FWIW, she doesn't strike me as a restraining-order-worthy person.

    We both feel like complete heels. I'm sure she wanted us to do or say something. We just cannot figure out what. Heck, I didn't even know they'd broken up. I did apologize on behalf of my son (before and after the inappropriate laughter) for him throwing the charger, and when she said she's had worse done to her, I did tell her that she deserves far better.

    And just for a little comic relief, Weeburt was standing on the stairs for a fair portion of the conversation. I'd kinda forgotten he was there until he piped up with a very audible "drama, drama, drama." Oh. My. Gosh. I shooed him away at that point.

    Poor girl is well rid of us.
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member


    Well, at least you have kept a sense of humor thru it all! I feel sorry for her but admittedly, the whole time I was reading this I was visualizing some petite, timid female showing up at my door someday saying that my difficult child has threatened to take her to court for becoming violent with him. I honestly would burst into laughter, too.

    And the "darama" comment...I can understand that, too. Sometimes I think my dogs have even learned to roll their eyes!
  3. barneysmom

    barneysmom Member

    What a great story. I love spontaneous laughter which comes from long years of getting warped in the trenches.

  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Rofl-I needed the laugh tonight:)