They got in at about 6:15am on Friday morning, after driving all nght from Pensacola. She had texted and said that they were close, so I jumped in the shower really quick, so as not to meet them all stinky. When I got out of the shower, the dogs were going nuts. I called out, only to find that yes, they had gotten home -- and that they had gone straight to bed. So much for seeing them before I went to work.
I got home and was met with "the look." "The Look" is something that her brothers and I hate to see. It's roughly the equivalent of Vesuvius threatening to blow, without the lava. It could go either way. Turned out that she had just found out the they needed new tires, so it wasn't a happy moment, but it was fixable. She then informed me that she had tried "every product that you have in your shower." She was elated to find that apparently we keep "a LOT" of products in there, and that one of them had made her now waist length hair "super soft."
I asked her if it was the dog shampoo. She did, after all, say she'd tried everything.
She said she was impressed by the amount of makeup I have, and that she would take it home if I wanted her to. She especially was interested in my eye cream, because she feels that, at the ripe old age of 23, she has developed laugh lines, and this isn't acceptable. Oye vay.
The next morning, she decided to go to breakfast with her brothers, and informed me that she needed shoes, because all she had were her boots, and they wouldn't possibly work for her. She swiped my Keds for the morning. I realized while they were gone that my brush had gone missing -- not cool, since Thomas and I were going to a wedding that afternoon. When she got home, she insisted that she had no idea where it was, despite admitting that she had brushed Michael's hair with it. She told me to use her brush, but she didn't know where it was either.
You see how this goes, right?
They were home for the weekend to attend another wedding, so when she came down ready to go, she asked how she looked, and mentioned "I borrowed your purse." HUH? I don't even use a purse. I took one look at her and said "that's not my purse." "Well, whose is it?" "Michele's." Michele is my dear husband's first wife, who passed away.
I've lived with this girl for nearly 24 years, and I think I can truly say that this was the first time I have seen her speechless. There was a long silence, during which she looked, wide eyed, up to the kitchen at Jim. Jim let her soak it in for a moment, then said "it's fine, Jill. Michele would be the first one to say you could borrow it if you wanted to." She said "oooooookaaaaay" as she slunk out the door.
So off they went on Sunday morning, back to Pensacola. Some people check to make sure that their visitors don't leave socks behind, or pillows, or, God forbid, pets. Me? I check for my brush.