And..... IL drama resurfacing.
I may have shared previously that BIL1 and his wife are in the process of adopting twin 9yo girls. While we were on Holiday in Austria last week we got the text that the court date to finalize the adoption is next week. They had previously asked us if we wanted adoption day "TEAM (Lastname)" shirts with "Uncle" and "Aunt on our respective shirts. Apparently they are all wearing T-shirts to court. We did not know if we were going to be able to attend the hearing in SpermLand. Once DW got the text with the date she immediately bought tickets (while we were on the train in Austria) for us to attend the adoption hearing.
We told them that we would let them know about T-Shirts once we knew if we could attend the court hearing. The original tentavive schedule for court was for the week of TG. We were out of the country. Apparently we pissed of BIL1 and his bovine bride because now they are iceing us on the celebratory events around the adoption. We fly out this coming Friday after my wife gets off of work (I am still rocking the mid career self financed sebaticle while I look for my next career adventure so my calendar is entirely flexible). Court is on Tuesday of next week and we return home on Wed. BIL2 shared the schedule for all of the adoption related get togethers this coming weekend and early next week.
Guess what? I am attending and so is my wife. Invited or not.
The ability of these people to learn and retain their learnings is infuriatingly limited. When they get stupid and manipulative, we rub their noses in it. So.... here comes the nose rubbing in the stinky spot on the carpet of their manipulative decisions. When they do not get their way they get petty and ice us and anyone else who hurts their fee fees by not doing as they wish. Regardless of other people's lives. The rest of the IL clan just burries their heads in the sand and ignores whoever is playing the manipulative juvenile games. Not us. We don't play those games. We put it all out there front and center. This makes the manipulators and the hide-ers very, very uncomfortable.
That is their problem and not our problem.
So here we go..... again. It has been a good run of several years of reasonableness from BIL1 and his BB. But.... apparently that is coming to an end. So back to ass baring of IL clan idiocy.