I wonder anyone with children and or a family would understand this. I am invisible in my household, like a ghostly presence that occassionally makes itself known. That is, of course, unless I am taking a shower. When everyone else involves themselves into their own thing, I do mine. If I am doing something that requires little attention or allows the ability to walk away with ease (playing on the computer or watching television, idle stuff) It doesn't matter, they need or want nothing from me. I get a new book, do everything I can to respectably consider myself done for the day, excited to begin my new book, suddenly everyone wants a piece of me.
My oldest asks if I can watch a movie with her. I can't turn that down, her desire for my presence has been so low I have to jump at the chance to spend time with her. Holes is a cute movie btw, a little long but alright.
Bedtime is creeping up and I can soon have my time. Nope, my youngest grabs a book from my room, get this "The complete works of Edgar Allen Poe," and asks me to read some poems. Yeah, my 7, closer to 8 yr old wants me to read Poe. What kind of a moron would turn that down? Naturally she picks The Raven, goodness knows she couldn't pick something short.
With that done, I grab my book and a drink...woops! hubby comes out, "Wanna do something? Maybe watcha movie?" You're kidding right? On any other night, once the kids go to bed, the only way I can have a conversation with him is through guild chat on World of Warcraft. Another movie? How about some poker? Nope can't find the deck of cards, sick of video games, nothing on tv, I guess let's watch a movie. The Invasion was so/so, too much propaganda if you ask me. Never the less, I never got to read my book . I just have to ask why? Is this a typical behavior thing?