I got to thinking this morning how things have changed in my life. I mainly started thinking about this because my parents (whom I and my 3 year old ds live with) had gone away for the weekened. They have a small house in the mountains. Recently when they go up (on Friday), they come home on Sunday early. Like 10-11 am early. Whereas before, I never expected to see them till 1 pm or later. I used to have lots of time to make sure the house was properly clean and such. My boyfriend stays over on these weekends so he had time to get up and get moving .
So now I rush to make sure trash is out, rooms are cleaned in case they return early. My problem with all that is....they then invited friends of theirs over. Those friends come over around 4 if not earlier. It is hinted and suggested we (my boyfriend, son and I) make our selves scarce. If they are all inside, the three of us should stay outside. I think it's unfair that they come home and tell us to get out basically. There is no heads up or game plan.
Did I mention that those friends of theirs I have known my whole life. These are people I call aunt and uncle. That I have played with their kids growing up. I have gone to dinner or hung out on vacation with. Until recently, we all hung out and had dinner and talked. Now, both my parents (mostly my mother) makes a point to mention that these people are 'their friends'. It hurts kinda. I have never known them as just my parents friends. It just sucks.