The joys of adult skids and their rational for using the people you know.
This was originally a comment I was going to make on my previous blob but it turned into a novel so I moved it here instead.
I was replying to someone in my other blog post and recallled this happening a few times.
I guess I can be thankful that myself and my children are just average joes because I have noticed the skids have no problem insinuating themselves in with the people in my life that have anything they (SKs) can use. For instance I'm friends with a well known artisan cheese maker in our area, she hosts amazing tastings and events. Sometimes wine pairings. When step daughters found out about that they were all over it, and not even subtle about wanting to be invited. Full of all sorts of questions. I mean I think we had a record breaking 30 minute conversation just about this friend of mine. They did the same with my oldest son who is rather elusive. This was back years ago when I actually attempted a few co-mingled get togethers, and my oldest couldn't make it. The oldest SD found out what his hobby/freelance career was and reached out to him via IG and set up a meeting with him at his studio. This was all news to me after the fact. She had not even met him face to face yet at that time, yet felt like she "should"reach out to him personally. Then she sort of got him to commit to a project she wanted done. He half heartedly committed and later when we spoke about it he asked me what I thought. I said do what you think is right but don't do the project at your own expense. He decided to push it to the bottom of his to do list and there it still sits years later LOL.
They also seem to want to know what I do with my own adult kids. That has been a repeating consistent theme over 6 years."have you done anything fuuuuun with your kids lately" I usually respond "well I guess it depends on what your idea of fun is" and then say nothing else HA!
What is most interesting is we all know people like this, it's just a bit more challenging when they are so close to your spouse.