This Was Just Odd
Val's classmate invited the whole class to his birthday party. Oh shit,
I thought, does this mean the start of a trend and we'll end up inviting
all 20-ish kids to Val's party this year? That's something I simply
cannot do, not when some of those parents are also God-loving bigots who
sported Yes on H8 bumper stickers.
I know, Jesus would've invited those people to the party but hey, I'm
not Jesus. And it still smarts to know that they felt the need to tell
the world that my marriage didn't matter.
So we went to the party and were shocked to find that Val was The Only
kid from school there. Wtf? I heard later that some of the parents
didn't want to go because it was at the kid's house. This makes no
sense to me.
This little boy's folks are among those who send their kids to her
school because of the Christian part. They had a few friends from
church there, people who I found so odd I'm sort of at a loss for words
about them. I'll try again later.
After the mom started to head outside and leave her 9 month old baby
inside, I somehow got stuck babysitting. Later, more Friends From
Church came and that mom also left me inside with her kid.
What. The. Fuck?
Eventually I pawned the kids off on some parents and took Val outside,
where a few minutes later the Odd Friends From Church piled into their
van and drove away in a huff. All before the birthday boy's grandma
bothered to arrive so we could all have cake, never mind that this was 3
hours after the party began.
Later, Val said that she didn't have a good time and ya know, I didn't