Originally Posted by hellyaellen
oh i feel all of you......
i anounced a pregnancy today and only one person out of 8 adults present said congratulations
my step-monster said "how are you going to feed and clothe it?" uuughhh
I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS! Did you tell your stepmother "naturally of course."
We had an announcement here too. Now that's drama I can support!
After a miscarriage last Valentine's day, my brother and his girlfriend announced that they are expecting again! I am thrilled for them. I think they have got as ready as any two ppl can get and my dad dropped a hint that before the gf got the news she was pg, she told db that she wanted a RING for Christmas. He had asked her to marry him when she got pg the first time and she said no no no she didn't want to get married just because she was pg. Well, I hope he pops the question at Christmas with a RING! And then reveals the other news about the baby later. SIL-to-Be is worried she will be showing by then. But my mom has never met her so I think they could probably wait to tell. I don't think they will though.
My mom will be here visiting and she will flip out and drag them to the JP if he doesn't marry this girl. She is so sweet and lovable and I can not wait for her to be my SIL! But my family has this thing about hating outsiders and I hope my mom can overcome her issues and just BE nice to the girl.
I only hope that my family doesn't scare this poor girl away!
: She meets them for the first time at Christmas. God help us all. And it's happening here, at my house.
Well atleast this year will be different in that I will not have those little "oh if only we were all together on the holiday" thoughts.
It's been years since we tried a family get together for Christmas. My brother and his gf come for the holidays but we've held my mom and stepdad at bay for years.
Oh my mom is bringing the two most disgusting dogs ever. The bright side of that is that even though they may mess up my home, I have a crate and a garage and she is traveling with the beasts in a smart car!
I am really hoping that my sister will come up here.
Now that she knows there will be drama she has decided to try to rent a car. It will be nice to have the support in dealing with my mom.
And I can't bear the thought of my sis being alone in TX for the holidays while BIL is in Iraq. It's also my nephews first Christmas and I would be lying if I said I didn't want to plant a kiss on those gigantic chubby cheeks of his.
My mom and stepdad were planning on driving down to TX after Christmas. My sis can't really afford to come up her car won't make it, but she came up with the idea of renting a car and coming for a day or two to avoid having my mom come stay with her. (My mom made herself quite a pest when sis had the baby in August.) Anyhow...I want my sister here bad. My sister is going to ask her to pitch in a car rental to come up here for one big Christmas rather than extending their trip. I think the idea will appeal to my stepdad. I'm trying to think of a way to pass some $ my sister's way.
I think that makes the most sense but that will give me 7 guests plus two DOGS. Nasty Dogs.
But I do feel a sense of trepidation or dread about it. I keep finding myself saying "Please GOD let them behave themselves." And I know that's a totally ridiculous thing to ask for knowing my family and accepting them AS IS.
And so I am hostessing this thing. HERE at my house. Which brings up logistical problems. Like how will everyone FIT. But atleast I can stay focused on hostessing issues rather than worry about the emotional ones for now.