Looks like we’re spending this weekend in Maui with the in-laws. Yes, as if Christmas morning wasn’t enough, we’re now staying at MIL’s house for 72 hours.
It all started when DH’s brother, who also lives in Maui, decided that they just HAD to celebrate their son’s 1st birthday on Saturday the 29th. Never mind that that is actually Baby Bug’s birthday. Never mind that we had already planned a small party with my family. Never mind that they said we could stay at their house but later changed their minds and now we can’t find a hotel because of the busy holiday season. So, looks like MIL’s house it is.
To make the situation worse, when FIL suggested that we also sing Happy Birthday to Baby Bug at the party, they threw a fit saying that it would take away from their son’s day. Are you kidding me? Their son’s birthday is not till the middle of January! Couldn’t they have picked another day?
BIL and his wife are a strange lot and I’ve come to accept it. Their whole way of thinking is very different and it amazes me that they found each other because I can’t imagine anyone else putting up with them. BIL believes that if you’re not arguing, you’re not communicating. Therefore, he and his wife argue A LOT. When I say A LOT, I mean on a daily basis with no regard to who’s around at the time. I, on the other hand, am the type to avoid public spectacles at all costs. This leads me to stay away from their family gatherings as much as possible.
However, since it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get out of this one, I’ll do what I always do . . . let everything go in one ear and out the other. After all, the bottom line is that - like it or not - this is DH’s family.
But why, oh why, couldn’t I have normal in-laws?
BTW, I’m giving away three 2008 Hawaiian Pictorial Calendars at An Island Review. Stop by and check it out!