We spent some time wif Little Pink Pig dis weekend!
We went over to Parker's house on Saturday fur a party while her beans entertained a bunch of other beans and we hadded a really good time! Mostly we hid in da back room wif LPP and tried not to lissen to mom grousing about dad being a cheap s.o.b. and a lazy slob. Don't read past here if you don't want to lissen to us whine.
Last March mom and dad sat down and thuroly went over der income, savings, investings and budget and dey bof agreed dat mom could quit her job. Well, dad now says dat he can't afford to keep paying effurything himself (he can, but he's a tightwad). Fur da last 32 years mom has paid half da household expenses (energy bills, mortgage, insurance, telephone...stuff like dat) and all of da food, veterinary expenses, birfday, shower, wedding and Krissmouse gifts, trips, she either paid fur or made all our curtains and drapes and most of our furniture. Heck, when dey bawted dis house she put down da downpayment and it was her credit and job history dat gots dem da mortgage. Dad was unemployed fur 3 year and mom and his dad carried him and mom added hims to her insurance until he gots a new jobbie. She did all dis so dey could save almost all of his paycheck. She has always done all of da housework by herself, but dat is because she would always re-do what dad had done so he just wouldn't do it anymore and dey did all da yardwork together. For six months after she quit her job she kept asking dad when he was going to add her to his insurance, he finally told her it cost to much and he wasn't going to do it. So mom has no health insurance either. Now he just announced dat he's gonna retire da end of December so she hasta get a job so he can be on her insurance and she can start paying her fair share. Did he forget dat she paid MORE den her fair share fur all dem years? So mom got mad and said he wasn't living up to da bargain dey made and he agreed dat as long as she took care of effurything at home he would pay da bills. She even showed him all da bills before he would agree to it. He won't even give her $5 to make a donation wif and den he goes and buys yet another light bulb dat cost dem a weeks worth of gas! He complains when dey go to da store dat groceries is to expensive and wants her to bake him cookies (which is fine wif mom) because dey cost to much at da store. He never said a word about da cost when she was paying, in fact he always bawt a lot of junk dat mom sed dey din't need. It all came to a head when he said dat he din't care what she thawt and he was retiring Dec. 29th whether she liked it or not and he was gonna stop paying fur her car insurance and giving her gas money and stuff. She said fine, I'll get a job but it will only be so I can leave you...and don't forget that if I divorce you I'll get half of everything anyway! That was Thursday, when he was home and getting in her way a lot. Friday and Saturday he acted like everything was fine and then Sunday morning he asked her if she had checked the job sites yet! Mom said "so, I guess you don't care if we get a divorce" and dad said "you're not serious, your just mad that you have to work now". Mom is mad at him, dey could both retire right now and live comfortably on what they have fur 15 years, and that doesn't include what they have invested and will be getting interest on when dey is legaly old in 11 years. Mom is mad at herself becawse she allowed dad to put da Money Market account and da retirement savings in his name and she can't write checks on it wifout his signature. Sorry to dump all dis on yoo guys, we is just struggling wif dad being a jerk and needed an outlet. Mom would talk to fambly about it but all dey will do is get mad at dad and she doesn't want that. They all know that she has sacrificed and not saved in her own name and told her from the start that she was dumb not to do so, all they would do is say "I told you so". Oh, and yesterday morning started off badly. First, Zippy bit mom to hard on da leg to wake her up and drew blood, den Sadie went berzerk over a woofie dat was in our yard and clawed up mom's arm pretty good and, well, I had tummy trubbels and direrear and poo'd on da bed, da gest room pillow and all over da carpet and den in a basket of clean clothes mom left in da liffing room. Mom should just sit and haf a good cry but she always sez all dat accomplishes is making yoo dehydrated and snotty.