1.24.2005

sunday

so, steve's mom (who is the nicest mother-in-law a girl could ever ask for) drove down yesterday to take us out to lunch... she only lives about 20 minutes away, but she doesn't like driving on the freeways and such, so this was a big thing for her!

at any rate, we went to souplantation, which is my favorite buffet place (besides las brisas on saturday morning for breakfast).

while we were eating, his mom starts talking about steve's cousin, audrey, and her husband, darryl.

mom: i heard audrey and darryl may be trying to have a baby soon...

we discuss this for a while... and then...

mom: babies are just so expensive now... everything's so overpriced... etc, etc, etc...

and she's going on and on ... totally making it sound like she wasn't looking to have grandkids anytime soon. and i'm buying it hook, line, and sinker...

she gets up to check out the desserts... and i say to steve, "see, your mom doesn't even want us to have kids... she's not anxious to be a grandparent or anything!"
steve: yeah, she does... that's just our family's way of trying to get information....
me: DAMN IT! tricksy little mom... she set me up! she probably planned the trip down here with aunt ruth... they're trying to get grandkids out of one of us... GAH!!!!
steve: yup...
me: GAH!!! so, did i give up any information?
steve: nope.
me: GOOD.

damn it! she's a sly one... i'm going to have to pay more attention.

after i found out she was trying to garner information, i noticed that she kept on bringing the subject back to babies... like, if my parents were bugging us about having kids... how the korean lady at her work wanted to know if there were babies on the way, the other married cousin's pregnancy status (no one knows), the pregnant lady's fashion choices at the next table... okay, fine. that was me bringing it up. but, GOD, that shirt don't fit you no mo'. stop wearing it! i do NOT want to see your belly or the dark line that goes from your swollen belly button all the way down to your... you know... *down there*. jeezus.

anyway, she is a grandma. what's our bunny to her, huh? chopped liver???

7 Comments:

Blogger J. said...

No, it's not chopped liver, it's a grandbunny. Yep! My mom has grandcats (by me) and a grandturtle (my brother).

Oh, and you know the dark line that goes from the belly button to the ... HOO HOO. You can say it, Grace, HooHoo.

10:44 PM  
Blogger giest said...

Bahaha! Grandturtle!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Quyen said...

I hope you know I'm going to Souplantation today for lunch because of you :P

8:36 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Your mother-in-law is pretty sneaky. That is too funny! So when are you going to give her grandbabies? :o) I'm kidding! Don't hunt me down, please!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Yankeebob said...

She is a tricksy little mom! (I like that you used tricksy.)

Stick with the grandbunnies. They're easier to get rid of when they turn into buttheads.

9:32 AM  
Blogger grace said...

jeanette: hoo what? hoohoo? wtf are you talking about???

giest: i'm glad you're amused by the whole damned thing. sheesh :P

q: good. i love that place :) need to turn more people on to that place. but not the irvine location. too many people go there as it is...

v: don't make me....

yb: noooo! not my baby bunny! she will never be a butthead!!! poor baby bunny... :P

10:26 AM  
Blogger Amber_sun said...

Grace, I can't believe you didn't see that one coming a mile away! Maybe cuz your mom-in-law is such a sweetie but hon, the minute you said she was all like "babies are so expensive"...I knew it was a ploy...
You've been doing a lot of baby talking lately, girl...hmmm...

11:15 AM  

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