Jax asked if he could make me lunch. Yes! A welcome surprise. Once the grilled cheese sandwiches were cooking on the grill, Jax came into the living room - big smile on his face. "Um- other than Sadie biting the noodles - what do think about her?"
The Floaty Thingys!Little background. Sadie(his girlfriend) had come over to swim a few times and had successfully bit off big chunks out of the majority of the noodles(floaty thingys). They're only a $1.69 a piece, but it's disgusting to be using a noodle that someone has been chewing on. Eeeew!
Now if we had been close like Little Hart and I have been for the past 12 years this would seem like just a normal thing to have happen. Unfortunately we haven't been close even though Jax was only six when we created our blended family.
Jax is Greta's first born and they have always been extremely close. She hadn't been happy about Raylan and I dating and even less so about us moving in together. Greta had moments of anger/sadness about our relationship that often times were expressed in front of Jax.
The first week in our new home, Jax came racing down the stairs, lost his footing and slide down the last four steps. Major carpet burn! I raced over to him "Let me look at it - I'll get you all fixed up!" Jax looked up "My Mom says only her and my Dad can take care of me!" Then he ran off. Whether Greta actually said that or not was a mute point. Jax felt the pressure to keep me at arms length. I had to accept the reality of our relationship, even though it broke my heart.
For years we really didn't have a relationship beyond our family unit. We had our issues - mundane, run of the mill stuff. Yet they always turned into big deals and were exacerbated by my Hubby coming to the rescue of Jax which only furthered the distance between us.
Six years ago my relationship with Jax came to a crossroads. Jax was having some issues. Raylan, Jax and I sat down to have a talk about life. Raylan asked Jax what was going on with him, he replied "I hate my life and it's all Lisa's fault!" He was blaming me for all the wrongs in his life? Not totally surprising given that Greta always expressed her anger toward me, rarely Raylan regardless of the problem.