my dad would say : bye
ma would just : leave
au contraire. the in-laws.
mil has kissed baby param : 2500 times
worried about how on earth I am going to manage: 8 million times
fil has checked his ticket: 8.1 million times
mil has told firstborn to be model child: 17 times
mil is saying bye to every God’s picture in household: 3 times over
fil has used three rolls of sellotape and a bottle of glue: to paste fwding address labels : on TWO smallish bags.
the mil is teary-eyed and quavery: yet again
and the MMMiM’s face looks exactly like this: 😦