My mom is back from Pakistan after being there over a month and I finally got the chance to talk to her today. She told me about her awful flight back and how she sat in the plane for 15 hours straight! Some sort of mix up caused her to not be checked into her connecting flight which caused even more headaches. Imagine having to lug four suitcases around an airport trying to figure out why you were not on the connecting flight list when you are already tired and exhausted. Poor mom.
The good news is that we all get our mom back! Yesterday I was mass texting with my dad and sister and discussing how much we missed her. It’s amazing how our house cannot function without her. When the whole family was gone (dad and sister came back a few weeks before her) I was responsible for my younger brother Robby. Trying to play parents three hours away was beyond stressful. Even though he is 17 he is still the baby of the family and this was the first time he was going to be home all alone for weeks at a time. He had strict instructions to text me daily before he went to basketball practice and before he went to bed so I knew he was safe. For the most part he was very good about it and I didn’t have to worry too much. When I went home to visit one weekend he had turned the house upside down! Dishes were piled up and he hadn’t even touched all the food my mom left him. As I started in on the dishes he got a stern lecture about being responsible Before I left I took him to the grocery store where we stocked up on all the things he needed much of which included vanilla coke and chips. Boys will be boys!
Poor Robby has to deal with four parents instead of two. My sister and I pretty much raised him since we have such a vast age difference and he gets his fair share of each of us having a say in what we expect out of him. I think my mom was more worried about Robby when she was in Pakistan over anything. When I talked to her she was already making some of his favorite dishes and talking about getting the house back in order. I am so glad she is back. Our family is not the same without her!
Posted under January 2012
This post was written by nchughtai on January 31, 2012