Yesterday was my birthday. No big deal. I'm perfectly content for it to slide by quietly. I met BD18 near her college campus for lunch which was nice. Then DH & BS17 took me to dinner and BS17 surprised me with a homemade cake, which I thought was very sweet. It hit me this morning that I never heard from SD18. Not surprised and not really worried about it. I didn't send her any birthday wishes when she turned 18 and was "on the run". And neither did DH for that matter.
At dinner we discussed our after Christmas plans. DH & I are going out of town a few days after Christmas and won't return home until New Years Day. I've made it clear in separate conversations with DH that its a trip just for him and I and the dogs. Get thru Christmas and chill. BD18 is working while on her break, BS17 will be working at his grandparents farm while on his break. I have not even touched on the possibility of SD18 joining us because ITS NOT AN OPTION PERIOD.
So AGAIN, DH says.."We're not taking anybody with us on this trip?" NOPE. No we're not. Its just you and me and the dogs. There's no room at The Inn. I know this will eventually head towards DH bringing SD along. I know this! If she is mentioned I will politely tell DH that he and SD18 can plan their own camping trip another time. I will not entertain this kid, I will not cook for this kid, I will not make room for this kid. She's had a 6 month plus vaca from school and life when she ranaway from home. If she so desperately needs a vacation she can do this with him. Never mind the fact she has been so ridiculously spoiled by GMA and GPA at this point that I don't even want to think about having to take care of her in the manner she's now accustomed. I will not do it.
I've told DH many times now at this point, I'm not in the Christmas spirit and don't even want to deal with it. I'm looking forward to getting thru it and heading to the beach. My first Christmas without either of my parents and I'm just not in the mood.