The Calm Before The Storm.
This is only my second entry, but it feels so good to just vent. Today's entry is written out of anxiety. My fiance and I usually make trips to Michigan for hunting with his dad. The usual trip consists of staying at his dad's, hunting his property and most importantly, relaxation. This coming trip will be different, very different. I was told the day before leaving that we will be hunting new propoerty and camping with his ENTIRE family. This means aunts, uncles, cousins and even the SD3. I truly enjoy hunting.. That's not a problem, but waiting until now to tell me? As a usual female in this day and age, I've done my fair share of Facebook creeping on his family. They are SO close with the BM. Is this really the setting to make make my first impression? Ugh.
Not to mention, I also have been imformed that we will be picking SD3 up from BM tomorrow. She has completely refused for me to be any where near her and now my fiance is setting this drop off/pick up situation with both me and the BM in the dark. She still doesn't know. For heavens sake, we are driving my truck so I can't just act like I'm not there. This chick is insane and I just know this will go sour. What a start to my adventerous weekend this will be (can you hear the sarcasm?)
While I know he's new to this situation as we all are, I can't understand how he doesn't see any issues here. Who knows, maybe it will all go great and we will be singing kumbaya by the end of the trip. One can only hope. Any tips on how to keep my composure through the storm? Any dos/donts with the family that still wishes for the BM to be back in the picture? Per my last blog, do I back off the parenting of SD3 while his family is around so they can't judge whether it's right or wrong?