Everyone sleeping in?
My kids were supposed to go to FIL's tomorrow-Friday. DH's stepbrother's wife and kids were supposed to visit Mon-Wed this week. They showed up a day late and are staying until Thursday so FIL cancelled. There are so many, many things in everyone's brains.
FIL- He cancelled a lot on DH when DH was a kid. He's trying desperately to be a really good grandpa and succeeds 90% of the time. After their last visit FIL commented that he didn't want to do to the grandkids what he did to DH and DH's brother.
DH- I know it hurt him a lot when FIL cancelled. After his dad's comment he told me he can forgive his dad for him, because of what he's doing for the kids. I know DH's head gets this, but it hurts his heart.
The kids- they are disappointed. I'm trying to fill in fun stuff as best I can so they aren't too disappointed. M2 and Max are happy they get to feed giraffes and go to swim lessons. 6let is hurt. Swim lessons and giraffes won't fix it.
Stepbrother- he's a selfish asshole. always has been. He's not with them. I just can't stand him. He won't visit his mother until she looses weight. The last visit was so horrible FIL changed the will.
Stepbrother's wife- she's super sweet, but dumb as a box of rocks and has little concept of life around her. Her kids have no discipline (I say her's because Stepbrother has worked out of town 5-6 days a week their entire lives). It would never cross her mind that arriving a day late and staying a day longer could impact anyone else. Her youngest (7) threw a bottle of paint at her other kid. It landed all over the craft room at FIL's brand new home. I do give her credit for bringing the kids on her own.
sMIL- she just desperately wants to know the two grandkids and spend any time with them. They live in Colorado and for whatever reason sMIL ends up in the hospital when she tries to visit there. Since Stepbrother is an asshole he won't bring them home often.
Me- The most petty of all. I was supposed to have time to run, get a bikini wax, clean, and do final prep for vacation.