So . .
If you don't want something, just say it. If you don't like something, say it. If you'd rather do something else, say it. Don't wait and then make an excuse later explaining why you can't do something. Everyone knows that person, that waits til the last minute and backs out of everything. The person that doesn't want to really ride on a train for 4 hours, because they won't be able to smoke. Instead of them just saying, I really don't want to do that, they say yes, and then at the last minute they back out saying that their hips hurt and can hardly walk. Okay well you'll be riding a damn train, so you don't need to walk much to do that. I know that I'm being sort of flippant, but really, why make the excuse when the time comes. Is it fear? Is it that you really secretly decided weeks ago, when we made plans that you didn't want to come, and you just didn't say anything until my kid was supposed to meet you half way? I'm blogging this obviously because I'm upset with a certain person, but what's interesting is that I didn't even really want her to be around that much. She complains more and is more negative than anyone else I know. Not to mention, she's overall not a nice person most of the time. You know, it's weird, but I do love her despite all of that, and I'm sorry for her that she will once again miss out on all of the beautiful people in our family and lives.
I guess to all of you that are out there that are excuse makers (sorry Tommy about last night, but I didn't make an excuse) - You should be ashamed of yourselves, because you hurt people.