So now I'm invited...
So last night SD phones DH and says DH and I are invited to her place on Boxing Day. DH initially invited them here and they said no, they weren't playing happy families, and felt awkward being here and they just wanted dad. DH for the first time in 6 years said he wouldn't be going there without me. So she finally phoned and said "SS and me talked and she can come" why thank you! I'm thinking the conversation went like this
SD: do you want your presents for Christmas?
SS: yeah, do you?
SD: yeah. Well then we have to invite CL
SS: damn. Well if its the only way to get gifts...
So of course DH is all happy thinking this is resolved.
Question: I think I will go as DH did genuinely try to stand up to the situation. But...how do you deal with the humiliation of knowing you aren't wanted somewhere? It's a horrible feeling. Do I put on a fake smile? Maybe accidentally break a few dishes, lol. Come in the house with dog poo on my shoe...lol