Oh. My. Gosh. I was talking to my mom, chatting about my kids' morning excursion to Build-A-Bear, when she said "huh, I have a message, just a second." I laughed, because that is SO my mom - she's great at multitasking. I don't mind ... because I'm nosy! I like to hear about upcoming appointments and the hellos of her friends, or I just tune it out and finally answer the incessant "Mom? Mom! Hey Mom?" that inevitably comes when the children see me on the phone.
So, I started to listen to one of my kids, when the message's words drifted to my brain ... " ... you better have your "$*@%" ready girlfriend, because this is going to come back and bite you in the "#$%". I snapped to attention, and as the rest of this caller's ranting registered in my mind, I demanded - MOM who WAS that?!
I don't know why the mistress/girlfriend felt the need to call and so lividly and defensively threaten my mother. Nothing has happened recently to warrant anything. The divorce is still in process, but that's not my mom's fault. My mother has been TOO gracious about this ridiculous woman - to willing to let the blame get pushed onto herself. But by golly, I am not that gracious.
I tried to get ahold of my dad. I haven't talked to him in over a month (and THAT was a horrible conversation!) ... and I got his voice mail. I don't know what stories he made up to get that woman SO vicious, but he needed to know that I did not appreciate his girlfriend treating his not-yet-ex-WIFE (aka, my mom!) that way. I left a 4 minute message.
I guess my cheating, escort-hiring dad got just what he deserves ... a psychotic girlfriend. Now they can be psycho together, making the world a lesser place everywhere they go.
Oh, thank heavens for therapy. Without it, my poor blog would be overtaxed with frustration!