The dread before skid week
In the last 3 weeks I've only seen skid for a total of about 8 hours. She doesnt come back until Monday and the dread and anxiety is already through the roof just thinking about next week since DH just brought up what she wanted for her bday (which we will be celebrating this week). Its a catch 22 - longer break is nice but then it's even worse when its over.
So not only will this be the first week I have to deal with her since YDS was born, but I also get to watch her being catered to more than usual for the bit's over. She told DH she wanted books for her bday - even though she doesn't really like reading. But she thought that was what DH wanted to hear. Of course even that little small thing reaffirms that she is The Greatest Child in the World. And of course we have to run around town to find the exact gifts that SD wants (video games etc addition to the books) even though for YDS bday DH got him one thing on amazon for only $15 AND he already had MIL buy SD a bike for her bday which was about 3x the cost of what they got YDS for his bday (and way more than I've seen them spend on any of the other grandkids for that matter).