It had been a long time since my family had all been together at the same time. It was difficult, everyone had jobs, kids and commitments. We had just had a new window put into our lounge room, which completely transformed the look of the house. Somehow that one window freshed up the place enough for Mum to want to put on a family barbecue. She only ever does things like that when she wants to show something off. The last time she held a family barbecue, she had just recovered from her breast implant surgery. Mum even invited weird uncle Pete to that one. She was clearly impressed with the work that the man from Aluminium windows Melbourne did and wanted the family to know it. Mum burst into my room and announced the date of the family barbecue, ordering me to get ready for it. Mum was in her competitive mode, which could only mean one thing. Someone else in the family had recently announced big news. I had to find out what it was before the day of the barbecue if anyone wanted to walk out of here alive. Things got messy when Mum got competitive.
Finding out the big news wasn’t as hard as I thought. Aunt Carol had just had her driveway repaved. While most of us may not consider this big news, my mother obviously did. I giggled, at least our new window from Timber window replacement Melbourne would get everyone talking. I think it would have transformed our house more than a different coloured driveway. I stopped and realised I was letting the competition take hold of me. I shook it off and walked over to the window that the man from Replacement windows Melbourne had recently installed. It was a beautiful window, but we shouldn’t be competing amongst family.