I'm inches away from pulling my hair out.
In the beginning of October (the tenth to be exact), FMIL mentioned that my parents were invited to come to Thanksgiving at her house this year on the Sunday before. I told my mom about it and she agreed to take off of work. I mentioned it to my dad about a week later (parents divorced), and asked him to talk to his girlfriend about it, since she and FMIL appear to be good Facebook friends.
About a week and a half goes by, and I ask dad again. He says he won't know because he doesn't get his schedule until the night before, which is true. Two Wednesdays ago, dad and I were having dinner, and I asked him again about Thanksgiving with FMIL. He tells me that he can request to have the night off, and to remind him. Imagine my surprise the next day when I find out that Thanksgiving at my dad's hosue is being held ....wait for it... on the Sunday before. Granted, this probably has nothing to do with my father and everything to do with the other women in my family, but it would have been really nice to know ahead of time.
About a week and a half has passed, but I'm still pretty frustrated. Do I snub my FILs and go to Thanksgiving at my dad's? Do I not bother showing up at my dad's since he couldn't bother to inform me, much less let my sister know that we were expected elsewhere? Do I magically try to attend both? It's our first holiday season as an engaged couple, and I would have really liked for both of my parents to mee the family I'm marrying into.
For the record, holidays always happen at my dad's house since his is the only one large enough to accomodate all 40-50 of us. Also, he tried to tell me that "we have Thanksgiving every year on teh Sunday before", which me most certainly do not. It has been held on Thanksgiving day for at least the past three years. Do I chalk it up to him having an old person brain and let it go?
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