My FI's nephew (his brother/BM's son) will turn 12 a month after our October 18 wedding. We live in Missouri and they live in Georgia. His parents have decided that he can't miss a chance to impress the college scouts (sarcasm) and therefore the nephew will be missing our wedding to play in a peewee football game. They've known about the wedding date since February and we're very close with them. My FI is pretty disappointed. We'd understand if it was a one-time event he was staying home for or if he was a bit older and the game mattered more, but this just feels ridiculous.
The parents (FBIL & FSIL) are obsessive about his sports career. They take him to personal strength training classes multiple times a week and buy him the absolute most expensive equipment (which he'll grow out of a couple months later anyway). He's a great athlete, but he's 11!
Anyone else have stage parent people in their lives??
P.S. The parent's are kind of just odd in general. Their 4 year old daughter (flower girl) can't have a single hair out of place without her mom placing it perfectly back with a bow.