Sunday, March 4, 2007

Works every time...

I was supposed to move out this weekend but for various reasons I am no longer moving in with the intended roommate and I am still occupying my parent's basement. Needless to say, I am less than thrilled with this situation. We had the whole family up tonight for a family dinner and we were sitting around after and some people had left and I guess my mom was still cleaning up the dinning room - I thought it was clean. My dad comes in and says, 'girls - your mom is still working'. Not kids or boys, or guys or any other combination of neutral pronouns/name(s). Annie and I both look at each other, roll our eyes and I say, 'why not- kids, your mom is still working'. We both get up and start to help and he says it again - 'girls help your mom'. So i repeat, 'kids - help your mom'. He comes into the dining room and says, 'no- i think the girls should do it'. I stopped what i was doing, turned around and went downstairs to my room. It was either that or get into an argument. There was a time where I would have stayed and fought it out with him. He knows how to push my buttons and he does it all the time. I think sometimes he does it on purpose. And if he knows it bothers me when he says things like that, you would think he would stop doing it, but no. It's always "funny" because he gets a reaction out of me so he keeps doing it. I try not to react and that's why I went downstairs tonight but it just makes my blood boil when he talks like that. He does it because he gets a reaction out of me but he also does it because he actually believes it. He'll say something and sees it gets a reaction so he keeps pushing it.

I am done. I am so done with all of this.