The Royal Visit
DH was helping a friend with a remodel project at his home and was going to stay for dinner afterwards. About halfway through the job ss30 calls and says, "Hey dad can we come over?" DH told his friend he had to go because his son and grands were coming over and if he didn't see them now he wouldn't see them for another 6 months. So DH drops everything and races off to get in a few hours visit with them.
I get it, he wants to see the grands and even though they live a whole 10 mins away they are always too busy to see him. DH has to take the crumbs where he can get them. I don't begrudge DH for his actions but I think he sets a really bad precedent of dropping the ball on others and accepting these random visits from ss. DH has tried to schedule weekend bbq's, inviting ss and his family out, but they are always *too busy*. If he had to reschedule the visit they would have canceled on him later.
Luckily I wasn't home for the blessed visit, nothing against any of them but I'm not dropping everything just to see two kids run around my house and have to hear how amazing they are the entire time. They're cute nice kids but really overindulged. The parents are *too busy* to cook so they eat fast food from the drive thru a lot. Mr. 5 yr old just barely got potty trained because mom and dad were *too busy* playing on their phones. The 4 of them live crammed in 1 bedroom in SDIL's parents basement because they're saving $$$ for their own place *wink wink*. But wait, they have to also pay for tattoos, a new car, expensive electronics for themselves and kids, special interest conventions, theme parks, convenience items. You name it, anything but moving out.
After I got home DH went on and on about how special and amazing sgs's are. It's okay, it'll probally be at least 4 months before they come around again. DH will buy them all Christmas gifts and they may have time to come get them by St Patricks day if DH is lucky.