Sunday, September 1, 2013
What have I done? I thought. They'll never come have dinner with me ever again. . . .
It was so good to have them here though. It was fun to see them sitting on my couches and playing with my children. I've become so accustomed to packing everyone into the car and spending family gatherings living out of a diaper bag that being in my own home where everything is familiar was actually relaxing. And I love my new home so much and having it filled with people for whom I care so much felt almost sacred. It made me want to establish my home as a gathering place.
But after tonight's dinner I may have blown my chances. Oh, why did I plan such a strange menu? Why did I have to be so cruel?