Anyway, now that that's cleared up, I just came on here to have a bit of a family rant. (Highlight area:) I'm on facebook at the moment, having a chat with my mother. I don't really want to repeat everything we've been talking about, but apparently mom and my older brother had a spat over our grandma, who'd taken to coming over at the most inopportune times this past month.
My brother apparently scolded our grandma the last time she came over, and she got the nerve to cry to our mom about it. So mom scolded him over the phone. I really don't want to get into the middle of this bullshit, but I admit my brother had a point. Grandma only came over last time to cook something we weren't hungry for, and then just left it on the counter. My brother had a guest over at the time as well, so he kind of had the right to be annoyed with how loud she was.
While I don't think it's fair that grandma got a scolding for what she did, even if she deserved it a little (I mean, c'mon, she's old), I think mom is way out of line punishing my brother for it (though their own phone fight did get out of line on its own), because she's not even around anymore. I'd hardly put her in position to be responsible for what we do here.
My mother and brother have been fighting on and off for quite a while now. I won't get into specifics, but I believe I know where their fight originated, so my chat with mom has gotten a little deeper than intended. But I think I've at least diverted my brother's punishment at least a little. I managed to convince mom to take my brother out for a day so they can talk it out without my younger brother and myself in the way. Because even if the two don't make it obvious they've fought, I still feel the hurt over it.
Sometimes I hate being the only daughter/sister. I like to think I have the most insight about the workings of this family, even if it becomes a drag because everyone tends to come to me with their problems, or if they don't, it becomes my problem anyway because they're not resolving things and it's getting tiresome. I'm feeling restless now just from that chat.
Thanks for letting me rant, blog.