Last to know?

Written on April 14, 2009 at 11:07 am
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How frequently are you  the last to know about something in your family?

I’m constantly the last to know things because everyone else assumes that someone else will tell me. When I was younger, it was where we were going on vacation. Now that I’m older, it’s where we’re going for dinner and which family friends will be there. It’s what ugly colour of vinyl siding is going to cover up the sky blue paint of the house, who’s in the extended family just got diagnosed with cancer and “Oh, hey, let’s just have Michelle wake up to see that the silver birch tree in the front yard that she’s known all her life be chopped down!”

Am I amused? No. I rather liked that tree. And what everyone else (who already knew about the tree being chopped down – even my sister who’s living in the States right now!) doesn’t know is that my dad has also chopped up the plants that were planted in a ring around the base of the tree. Plants that were just sprouting and wouldn’t have been in their full colourful glory until mid to late summer.

When’s the last time that you were the last to know something in your family?

7 Responses to “Last to know?”

  1. Cody says:

    I’m not really the last to know… my mom always calls me if something terribly important happens. I am, however, not generally involved. I haven’t seen my dad’s side of the family in nearly four years because no one ever tells me about family gatherings or birthday parties. Granted, I’m often working weekends and couldn’t get a day off if I tried, but it would still be nice to be given a head’s up every now and again.

  2. Georgina says:

    I hate when I’m the last to know. I’m sorry to hear about the tree. :O

    I’m always the last to know with my friends. Even they knew I’d be dating James before I did :S. But yes, amongst other things. I’m the last to know. Not really in my family, but I know how it feels.

    Haha, it wasn’t our idea for the 5 days. They decided it; jerks. :(

  3. Kelsey says:

    =( I bet your front yard looks bare now.
    PS – your dad is a killer of all things pretty and good. Keep away from his chainsaw, you might be next =P Also, did he hire someone to cut down the tree or was it a DIY hack job? The idea of your dad wielding a chainsaw is kinda comical. And scary.

  4. Caity says:

    Nobody tells me anything either. Then I make plans and get in trouble because I should’ve assumed my grandmother was coming over or something. It happens ALL the time. Like yesterday my mother told me that we were getting our practice wedding hair done today! Good thing I made no plans today. Also she told me today that she made an appointment with the photographer but it’s during a time I have voice lessons. Ugh!

  5. Monica says:

    I hardly know anything either…but when my parents got divorced I wasn’t last though i wish I was. I know all the bad things first.
    When’s the last time that you were the last to know something in your family?
    Yesterday. My great grabdmother’s coming over to our house for a week and I didn’t know.

  6. Rachael says:

    I’m usually always the last to know what all the family gossip is. I suppose because my I’m the only kid living in a different city so news seems to travel much slower.

  7. Shola says:

    I am the first to know everything unfortunatly, I am deemed the secret keeper within the family. If there is anything going down, I will no doubt know about it. Everyone tells me everything, and to be honest, I don’t want to know because when peope find out I knew all along, I am like “Uh-oh”… lol

    I’d rather switchplaces with you and be the last to know. Honestly. But being the first has it’s advantages. 😀

    Sorry about your tree. When I was younger, nobody told me about where they were taking her. Me and my brother were walking her then a man came and took her. We returned home without her, wheni realised we had given her away, I was so sad. Never again was i the last to know.

    And OMG, I finally found someone who has read those books, none of my friends read them and I think they are amazing. I only read three and a half so far. I’ve read Fantasy Lover(OMG I LOVE JULIAN)
    Night Pleasures (OMFG I love Kyrian)
    And Dance with the devil (I don’t much like Zarek…)
    I am on Night Embrace with Talon. 😀 – I so wanna read the book with Ash in it. Him and Artemis in love :O AHHH….

    SORRY for my looong comment. x

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