Tomorrow--Monday--I see the doctor in the afternoon to find out when I'm being induced; the induction will most likely begin Monday night or Tuesday morning.
I was talking to my sister today, and she wanted me to do her a favor that would last all Monday morning. Since I have very limited time before the baby's here, I will be busy all Monday morning. In addition, this favor would cause me to lose sleeping time, which is pretty precious at this point. Sis knew this. Instead of asking for her favor, she tried the classic guilt trip.
Sis: Oh, I have a doctor's appointment on Monday morning.
Me: That's good!
Sis: It's too bad no one will do Big Favor for me, because I won't be able to make my appointment.
Me: That's too bad. But their office is very flexible, I'm sure you'll be able to reschedule.
Sis: But the doctor isn't in on Tuesday, so I won't be able to see him until at least Wednesday. [Sad face, sad tone.]
Me: That's too bad. I'm sure it will work out. Hey, have you tried Restaurant's new enchiladas yet?
AND THAT WAS IT! I didn't give in to the guilt trip and she took the bean dip.
I'm SO glad I'm learning to stop being a pushover.