Disengaged summer + Skid leaving soonish
Skid has been here since around the 10th of June, or so. I don’t know the exact day she arrived, as no one shared that information with me. She’s due to leave, fly back home on August 10th, per DH.
And although this summer has been particularly rough, emotionally, I’ve managed to stay disengaged for the most part. It has been empowering to back my words with actions.
Over the last six weeks, I’ve only seen, and low level engaged with, skid FOUR times. I’m pretty damn proud of myself. I’m also pretty sure it’s eating my in-laws alive, too, because skid is #1. The most important. Top priority.
I was sure I had all of my in-laws locked out of my social media, but apparently forgot to block my FIL on Instagram. He has been relentlessly trying to get me to confirm his request to follow my private account. FIL will cacel the request and resubmit it, over and over, because I’m not confirming it. Obviously, FIL is a loose cannon and I have no desire to ever allow him to follow my Instagram account, or any social media account for that matter ever again. Plus, I’m sure he only wants to do this, not to see photos of his two young grandchildren, but to have an avenue to communicate with me. This is totally his MO. He has done this before and it’s why I dumped him from following me ages ago. It’s very easy to see what he’s trying to accomplish with his stupid “Oh, that looks like fun! I’m sure skid would love to be there doing that, too, momjeans!” BS comments.
DH has been uber sweet with the eagerness to do **this and that** before skid leaves. My reply? “Cool! That sounds great. Have fun doing that with skid and the little ones, DH!”
“But, I think it would be in the best interest of our family if you go too, momjeans.”
No. Just no.
Also, BIL’s ex fiancé has requested to follow my Instagram account, too. In my experience, ex fiancé trying to get back in contact with me only means one thing - she has dirt to share with me. Like MIL talking smack about me behind my back, or some atrocious behavior on skid’s part that she witnessed and wants to dish about.
I’m doubling down over the next week and a half. I literally do not want to lay eyes on skid or the in-laws until December.