Beep....Hi hon, this is your mother (does she think I don't recognize her voice?). Brother2 told me that you want to come to my retirement dinner. Well...sigh...you see, you would have to buy tickets, and I think that's silly, not to mention you would have to take off work. I really don't want to cause financial hardship (financial hardship??) for you kids so...well, call me. Love you....beep.
Husband: She does know that we have jobs, right?
Me: Sigh...She's going to make this difficult.
Husband: Doesn't dinner in your town cost, what, 6 bucks?
Me: Sigh...Sigh...Where did "financial hardship" come from? Who says that? Sigh