Here is the story of how five adults can be in one house but a nine year old gets thrown under the bus for forgetting to put a suit case in the car.
My saga begins Friday in East Lansing when the wife and two kids arrived to pick up my mother-in-law and bring her back to our house so we could attend a fundraiser at the Cranbrook science center Saturday night. My wife wanted to do a stop and go. She was supposed to pick up her mother at 4:30 and drive back home. But when she arrived the mother was not there. She was having her nails done, something she could have done any time all week.
My wife lit the house on fire and when she does that people get scrambling. My father-in-law and brother-in-law were there. Two hours later the mother-in-law arrives and my wife is not happy. And I do not blame her. My wife wants to leave immediately.
Now here is the jacked up thing. The bags were not even at the front door ready to go. They were in the bedroom. Also my mother in law took three bags for a two day trip. During the chaos the adults tell nine year old Brandon to go in the bedroom and get the bags. He saw two bags in the bed, got them and put them in the car.
He did not see the main suitcase which has been walked over and fell behind the bed.
When they got to my house they discovered the missing bag and tried to blame Brandon. The poor guy.
I of course had to drag my butt up to East Lansing Saturday morning cause the wife had a hair appointment, the mother-in-law can’t drive long distances and the brother-in-law was caring for the sick father-in-law. I was not happy but I remembered those marriage vows “for better and for worse.”
So I drove up there and returned home and had a day for me and my son. We went shopping, had lunch and just hung out before I had to go to the party. The boy deserved a treat for being thrown under the bus for adult mess ups.