I just got a call from my mom. She is mad because I didn't call my dad on Father's Day. I DID call. Didn't leave any message because my dad keeps telling me he won't listen to them and not to bother. He doesn't even check the messages on his cell phone. husband and the kids were gone until after 7. I thought they had called. My dad does a lot of nice stuff for us. But ANY gift we give is treated as an imposition. Any call he can't wait to get off of. And now my mom wants to string me up because I didn't call him. I should have followed through, but after the last few years of being greeted with HORRIBLE, UGLY comments for EVERY gift and card, well, it feels useless. It stinks, I was wrong, I have sent a card already. But I HATE talking on the phone because he is rude. BUt I am not supposed to screw up. and I will hear about this until Christmas. (The man is still furious with me for a childish prank I pulled when I was FOUR.) I hate having such a double standard. My bro can mess up every holiday for years and years and I can't even drop the ball once. And alternating between vomiting and crying from a migraine apparently is also inexcusable. sigh. This too will pass. Thanks for letting me vent.