Warning: It doesn’t end even when they age out
DH has a gig Saturday night and is making it Von Trapp family night - including both OSD28 and YSD24. I have to give them credit - they are extremely gifted singers. BUT neither one TO THIS DAY drives or has a car. He has to drive 12 miles in the opposite direction to get them and then 12 miles in the opposite direction to bring them back, for a total of 48 miles out of his way. Eyeroll. Today he asked if I was going with him to pick them up or should he swing by here to get me on "our way out." Seriously he has to pass within a block of our house on his way out to the bar, on his way back from getting them
I said that neither, I would get myself there. He was seriously taken aback. I had to repeat myself. Said I was capable of driving and would take whichever vehicle he doesn't take. He just stood there looking at me. I told him I'm so over having to drive WITH them. Asked if he needed anything else. He said no and walked away.
Seriously, I want the option not to go at all. I vacillate between it'll be fine to UGH, I have no desire to go. I just don't like being around them and I know Miss All It is going to be flitting about jabbering nonstop about herself. I just can't. Or at least want the ability to say I just can't.
Just to let you know that it's not a matter of hanging in there until they're 18 - it's a lifetime sentence.