I got a random text from my big brother last night. I wasn't even sure it was him cause I don't have his number. He comes over a couple times for dinner when I visit my parents once a year... That has been the extent of our relationship for years. Not that we don't like each other, it's more cause we don't try. Either of us.
In the text he admonished me for using my parents. Said I was wrong and he would be calling me to talk about it later.
I responded first questioning if it was him? (area code gave me a clue) than asking him what he was talking about.
He said he had no problem with me taking the heirloom furniture my mom gave me but that I should have paid for the rental truck that we brought the stuff back in.
I told him... I told mom to give it or sell it to someone else cause I can't afford to move it. I told her we were broke because of a custody battle for my DF's kids. I spent our last penny to come visit the family and introduce them to my soon to be step-kids. The whole time mom wouldn't let me pay for anything not even a soda! It wasn't until we were pulling out of the driveway that my mom broke down crying. Said she was broke. I had no idea!
Next my brother asked if the vehicle we were driving was a rental. (new ford edge) I said yes, we had to rent a vehicle because we don't have a reliable one that seats five.
I haven't heard from him since.
WTF is my initial reaction. Is my mom twisting this around? It wouldn't be the first time. But why!? What should I do? I love my family and want them all at my wedding in august. Is there a way to stop this drama quick without more drama? Was I wrong to leave with the furniture? We couldn't have got her money back on it by the time I knew she was making a bad financial decision. Is my brother still mad at me? I'm so confused about the whole thing please help?!
Answer by SleepyCupcake at 10:01 AM on May. 2, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 10:03 AM on May. 2, 2011
Answer by emmyandlisa at 10:06 AM on May. 2, 2011
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