Drama before Vacation
My good friend tells me to treat SD17 like a mosquito buzzing around my ears. Just "swat" it away and forget about it. "You're a woman, she's a teenage girl. Don't let her get to you."
She's getting to me though. SO and I leave in two days for a long planned vacation, the first since Covid, and SD17 isn't happy about Daddy being gone for two weeks. (SD17 is also unvaccinated by choice and can't fly). So today SD17 shows up on crutches. She apparently sprained her ankle during an activity we all did together over a week ago. During this activity, she never tripped, fell, or even stubbed her toe. No complaints of any injuries until today.
I get what this is most likely about. She wants her dad to stay home. He wasn't "allowed" to take vacations that he wanted with BM - it had to be cruises and all inclusive beach deals. Those types of vacations are great, but sometimes you just want to get away to a cabin in the woods and have campfires every night, ya know? And this trip is to see my family, who live in a remote place. It's most likely the last time I'll ever see my grandma, and the first time SO is going to meet my family.
So it chaps my hide, and I don't know how to shoo that little fly away.