Vacation sounded fun until H invited SD to come along!
H has been saying for years now how he needs to get down to Florida to see extended family he hasn’t seen in 20 years. Yet every time he’d bring it up it would quickly be forgotten. Well H has a voucher from Alaska Air that he needs to use by October so we thought we’d plan on going down to L.A. and spend time at Disneyland and other parks there. Then he wondered how much it would be to go to Disney World in Florida and we could also see his family. However he wants to go In December so wouldn’t be able to use his voucher. Well last night we calculated it all out with airfare and spending a few nights in a Disney resort. The whole package is nearly $2800 and that’s without the airfare which we have yet to book which will probably end up being nearly another $1000. I get a big bonus in June so I figure we can use that to pay for it. We reserved the hotel package and only had to pay $200 of the $2800. I was getting excited about it. I haven’t been to Disney in about 25 years and was excited about staying in the hotel that the monorail goes through. BUT within about 30 minutes of booking the package H goes “I would really like SD to come with us. She’s never met any of the extended family. But she can’t contribute to any of the costs.” I was furious! I then said to him “I really don’t want to spend my vacation with SD and her boyfriend”. I wanted to just say SD but wanted to see what kind of reaction I got by adding the boyfriend. Well H says to me all irritated “Well the boyfriend isn’t going to come! Are you kidding? SD NEEDS to meet her cousins. She has no idea who her extended family is!” I thought it was maybe him just talking, but nope! He posts an event on Facebook about our trip and includes her. Then after I go to bed he texts her about it in case she hasn’t seen it and then she ends up calling him about it. First thing out of her mouth is how come her boyfriend can’t come. She says “It’s because you don’t like him isn’t it?” Well he’d never met him and yeah from what we know of him we don’t like him but H tells her it’s a FAMILY trip. Apparently she succumbs and agrees with him. Then he says to her that she needs to save up and pay her own airfare and that she should be able to save $400 in the next 8 months! Hah! You wanna bet? Apparently H has no idea just how much the package is going to go up because he says that he’ll take care of everything else. Well now the package is $700 more and seeing as how I’m paying for it and I know H won’t contribute a cent towards it because he’s going to buy our airfare, I am NOT tacking on another $700 so 21 y/o SD who I can’t stand to be around gets to come and spoil the whole vacation! We get to share a room with her. Great! No doubt after day one she’ll complain that she doesn’t want to walk anymore and just wants to spend the day in the hotel room brooding about why her boyfriend isn’t there! H doesn’t realize just how much more it will be with her staying there. When I tell him he’d better say she needs to come up with airfare AND the extra $700 for the room. There is NO WAY she would have the money for that. I can even see H saying he’ll pay for her share and he’ll also pay her airfare but that she needs to pay him back which she will sweetly say she will but will NEVER happen. And once again the little princess who isn’t going to school, barely working a minimum wage job and sits around and smokes pot and drinks heavily gets to come along for free!
Now I get to seethe about this for 8 months wondering if she is really coming or not. On top of that there’s still the chance that they may move up here come August. Oh what a fun year of not knowing a damn thing until it actually happens!! And what kills me is that we went to New Zealand last year for his 50th birthday. I paid for EVERYTHING (airfare, food, hotel stays) and he tells me that since we are going to Disney a few weeks before my birthday that this can be MY birthday trip! Oh what fun. I get to pay for it AND SD will be joining us! Can’t ask for a more pleasant time!