>Off the Beaten Path>Dealing with parents
Bring it on.
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
I've got a fever...
My mom was in town the last few days despite my telling her (and my dad) on the phone and by e-mail in a not-so-subtle way "gee, I would prefer that you not come this weekend. Why dont you come next weekend instead? We could then celebrate my birthday! And I would much prefer for you to come that weekend."
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Needs more cowbell!
• Keep doing stuff.
Or you could do what we do when Jehova's Witnesses or salespeople stop by--we get real quiet and pretend we're not home until they go away. Actually, the JWs haven't been back ever since they stopped by as I was getting out of the shower and I had to holler to my son (who was inviting them in just as I was getting out of the shower ) "shut the damned door, I'm butt nekkid!"
Any suggestions on how to keep your parents from coming into town?
My mom got the message she just ignored it. She showed up and said "I know you dont want me here but I am here anyway because I know whats best for you."