My mom and I are plannin’ a trip to Texas.
Mom drives a school bus and sometimes she takes the band to a nearby school. I went to visit with her and Roy tagged along.
It was like a family affair. I saw my nieces and nephews, my bub… I didn’t realize that they were such fans of High School Football. Football is King in Oklahoma. And We love Our Team but to travel with it? Odd.
We all sat together and chit chatted and all were havin’ a good time but Mom. She was edgy and figdety, so I turned to her, “Spit it out.”
“We are goin’ to Texas and You can’t come.”
What? It was my idea!
I just sat there lettin’ it soak in… I realize RubyJune is her favorite. And if RubyJune wants to go and there’s limited room, I’m out.
“Who is WE?”
“Jason and JB.”
WHAT THE HELL!!!????
I wanted to run. I was fixta have a meltdown and I didn’t want to do it in public. It ain’t pretty.
Jason and JB aren’t even family!!!
I jumped up and quickly left the stadium with Roy on my heels and I looked around and my mom was comin’ too!
I whipped around to face her, “you’d rather take Jason and JB than me?”
And she just shrugged her shoulder.
I burst into a ball of flames!!
And I didn’t care who saw it becuz I was tellin’ That Woman how the Cow Ate The Cabbage!!
I pointed my finger at her and said, “you have hurt me for the last time.”
And then I woke up.
In real life, my mom and I are plannin’ a trip to Texas. And all the family is excited about it. I haven’t visited my Texas Crew since I was 15.
In real life, my mom has let me down in that manner… chosen others people over me. Non-family and RubyJune… RubyJune, I get, but those non-family people I don’t… never have.
In real life, I have forgiven my mom for a lot of things. But my inner child apparently, has not.
In real life, I don’t know any Jason or JB in my mom’s life… Where’d they come from??