Sometimes, because I'm a great big stupid head, I agree to do 8000 things at once and promise to much to everyone and then end up running to and fro and stressing, not sleeping, etc. This is kind of happening right now. My sister is getting married in 11 days, and I'm helping get my parents' house ready for her ceremony and reception, making little belts for my other sister and I to wear (we are dual maids-of-honor, although we both like to point out to her her honor is long gone), and exercising like crazy to look the part of stone cold fox. Then, a good friend was telling me about her and her long time boyfriend getting married, the day after my sister. She showed me a picture of the bouquet she wanted and I heard myself say, "I could totally make that for you!" WHAT?!?!?? So now I am also making her a seashell bouquet and 3 matching boutonierres. <-I don't know how to spell that. See, I can't even spell them and I will be making them. Insanity I tell you.
Anyway, the rest of the vaca pics. This is Fort Sewell, a Revolutionary War fort. During the summer there are all kinds of goings-on here, like the Festival of Arts Champagne Reception, which I have very selflessly donated to several times. ;-)
Excuse my beauty in my stunning beach cover up. It will be featured in next month's Vogue.
You can see the front of the fort to the right of the 'Bean's head.
And what was Bean most impressed with? Dandelions! OMG, it's not like we have zillions of these at home!
Nana helping Bean up the back of the fort.
And now, for the question. I have to ask this in vague terms, forgive me. It's just a touchy situation right now.
If you have an extended family member who you have been close to for most of your life, but who is now making poor decisions that effect other family, how do you nicely but firmly let them know you can't be involved with them for now? And, is it ever ok to put up a boundary like that within your family? And if this person is a parent, how do you allow your children to have a relationship?