Christmas - Literally the same sh*t every year
Just like every other Christmas for the last 15 years. DH gets angry at SSons and BM, and is a total jerk for the day.
We invited our mothers, SS22, SS22’s GF, and SS18 for Christmas Day brunch.
DH did all the cooking and went crazy, there was so much food.
It’s our week with SS18 but he had spent Monday and Tuesday nights at BM’s so he could be with her on Christmas Eve, and Christmas morning.
Backstory - SSons are conditioned to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning with BM. When they were young she always had some excuse to keep them over night, even when it was our holiday. DH didn’t want to make it hard on the boys so he always went along with it. This is the result of not putting his foot down.
It started on Christmas Eve when SS18 texted DH and I at midnight asking if he could go the Star Wars with BM and SF at 3 PM Christmas Day.
Really BM? So selfish, she has to control the entire holiday.
DH texted that it was fine. The reality was it wasn’t fine, brunch was scheduled for 11 AM, DH started getting angry.
We ended up rushing through brunch to open presents before SS18 had to leave to meet BM.
For the second year in a row, I got a single Christmas ornament from them that they went in on together (SS22, GF, and SS18). DH got a picture frame from them.
We were both hurt but didn’t say anything. SS18 and SS22’s GF I get because they are both in school and don’t have a lot of money. But SS22 has a fulltime job, making decent money, he’s just so selfish.
We spent about $200 on each of the boys and $150 on GF.
They all left at 2 PM when SS18 left to meet BM and SF at the movie.
Basically, a typical Skid drive by – eat a quick meal, collect presents and run (with leftovers of course).
I’m so over it.