We’re almost moved in! I just have to put my books away and grab the last box of miscellaneous stuff from the apartment. However, I’m taking a quick break to post about what happened earlier today.
We’ve been doing pickups/drop-offs at SS’s ball practices, but today his practice was cancelled. DH texted BM to let her know we’d be at the new house. We knew she’d want to look/peek/snoop around. We decided that this time if she wanted to look, we’d let her look.
The second she stepped inside she started peeking. She actually opened the coat closet before we could even say hello. SS was all ready to go and matter-of-factly told her his room was upstairs. BM took that and ran with it. She immediately said, “How about you show me your room.” She ran upstairs while SS was still trying to put his stuff down. The staircase is open and overlooks the living room (it’s life a loft, but with two bedrooms and a bathroom). We could hear everything BM said. First she told SS - “Show me the whole house. Just tell your dad you want to take me on a tour.” Then, we could hear all of her comments about each room – “Wow. That’s a nice bathroom.” “You have an extra play room!” “I can’t believe they can afford this?”
She came downstairs and started poking through the rest of the rooms – master bedroom/bathroom, laundry room, guest bathroom, kitchen and dining room. SS then got excited and told her about our awesome, secret room and showed her our enclosed sun room. She was PISSED by the time her ‘tour’ was over. She made a comment about how she didn’t like the girlie wall colors in SS’s room and when SS told her we were going to pain and decorate, she got really huffy and rushed SS out of the door.
I know I shouldn’t laugh, but DH and I thought it was comical.
I know. I know. It’s petty to get so much enjoyment out of this, but BM has tried to turn EVERYTHING into a competition. Even when DH and I are focused on doing our own thing, she’s constantly trying to outdo us. Sometimes it’s subtle. Sometimes it’s over the top. Like I said, I know it’s petty – but part of me still wants to chuckle.
deeds of ordinary folk that keep
the darkness at bay. Small acts
of kindness and love. ❞
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit