I overheard Skid’s summer break itinerary
Yes, you read that right. Overheard, because I’m never given this information face-to-face.
And why would anyone? I mean, I obviously don’t care and don’t want to be bothered with any of it (in the big picture this is absolutely correct, btw), but I will be forced into a place of having some feelings/opinions about things at some point.
My MIL has been trying her darnedest to lovebomb me for WEEKS, which is always the case leading-up to Skid’s 8-week long summer visitation. And I’ve been a bit receptive to it, as she has helped here and there to fill-in short amounts of time, watching our littles until my husband gets home from work, while I’m at work.
So, the in-laws were over last night. I walk back into the kitchen where DH and MIL were having a hushed conversation. I hear MIL say “Skid will be here on the 3rd.” She then proceeds to throw out some dates. Dates where DH works and dates in which DH has scheduled long distance marathons. These races are all day events. I hear DH respond, “I cannot move work around...” and “This is an all day race. It will be hot and crowded there...”
Now I’m going to have to be silently proactive about my work schedule, moving things around and seeking back-up care for Saturdays, because hell-to-the-no will they be hanging out at our house on Saturdays, trashing the place and snooping around.
I already had to inform my MIL a week ago to not enter our bedroom. That it was our private space, because I know damn well MIL was trying to cross that boundary, so she could take Skid into our room while she’s here over the summer, as MIL gets her jollies off by crossing personal boundaries.