I SURVIVED! There were a couple of times that I sure wished that our pink boas had been the live snake type. lol
It was really funny to sit back and watch my ds and my dd mil try and outdo each other the entire afternoon. When the mil introducted my ds to everyone because she had furnished the food and flowers, she said, (now think of the thickest southern drawal you have ever heard) .,.."this is Jen's Aunt Diaaaaaaaaaaa". Heck, I wasn't even sure whose name she had said.
As soon as I walked in the front door, the mil grabbed me and said..."Debbi, we are going to have to take pics now..one with you and Jen and me, one with you and Jen and one with me and Jen. And I will decide what pics are going to be taken as the afternoon progresses. Give me a break! I looked at her and started laughing and said, "Now DK, I really believe that this is my dd's shower and that you aren't even in charge of giving it. So, why don't we leave it up to Jen? And I can assure you that there will be pics of Jen and myself as well and some of the girls and I with her. And also, I plan on having Brandon (my sil) in the pics also. Her mouth dropped open, eyes furious and she stomped off. Darn, it felt good to stop that skinny, overbearing faker in her tracks.
My dm and ds did decend upon the girls (2 of my 3 granddaughters) and I as soon as we sat down. Both of the girls moved onto my lap but that didn't stop my dm and ds. Finally my friend arrived and we all changed chairs and put my friend between my dm and me. My ds attempted to start an argument and I very quietly but not nicely told her it was not the place nor the time and she could either keep her mouth shut or SHE could stay in the kitchen with her help. If looks could have killed, I would be dead. lol
My daughter called me on Sat morning and said, "Mom, you don't have to leave". Now, considering it was early and chemo brain, I had no idea what she was talking about. Evidently, my best friend told her Fri evening what my dm and ds had been doing to me and that I was NOT going to let anything ruin the shower. Jen told me that if she saw that either of them were giving me a rough time, that she would personally escort them to the front door. Wow, that sure made me feel good. I am glad that it is over. I had one heck of a headache once we left the shower and I know that it was from nothing but tension. So, I went to bed and took a nice long nap as soon as I walked in the front door.
Thanks for all of your good thoughts and prayers. Now get ready, cause there is another baby shower in May.