Me: "Beav's squad got switched today."
My Mother: "So, he won't be home for Bob's (my birthday) birthday?"
Me: "No, he was going to be off but he is working now."
My Mother: "Oh - He is working on Saturday during his family birthday party, right? (I have previously posted about the insane amount of family birthday parties.)
Me: "Yea - He won't have a weekend off now until the beginning of April."
My Mother: "Wow - People are going to forget he even exists."
End of Conversation.
I know she didn't mean anything by it but it is so annoying! Yes, I know he is not around a lot. Yes, I know that he misses a lot of family functions. But I also know that for the last 6 years he has always made it to every single one and if he wasn't working he would be there.