Hi Everyone! Welcome Lori!
Easter was ok. I got some indirect flack from MIL about ds "still" nursing and about our "inconsistent" parenting. I won't go into details but I'm a little miffed. Of course, dh thinks I've blown everything out of proportion, so he's no help. The joys of in-laws and being married to the favorite son. My MIL also informed me that her sister's daughter (so dh's cousin) is coming to visit from France in a couple of weeks and that she wants to bring her to our house for the day (w/o dh, of course
). I've met the cousin and didn't really like her the first time, so I'm less than thrilled about this (and dh could care less, honestly). The basis for her hostility is b/c our wedding was too "American" and I got blamed for that by ILs, etc. despite the fact that all decisions were made jointly by dh & me. (Dh's family is Eastern European. Also, for the duration of the wedding, dh's aunt, uncle, and cousin all called me "That American Girl.") So, now there's this unwritten rule that I have to impress, and if I don't, it's going to make huge waves again between the ILs and us. On top of this, my ILs are unhappy that we can't take the entire month of July off and go to Europe to visit family like MIL (she works in a school cafeteria, so no work in the summer), FIL (who has weeks and weeks of unused vacation time), BIL (out on disability), SIL (a teacher, so no work in the summer), and SIL's boyfriend (a grad student). Um, dh's job gives him exactly 2 weeks of paid vacation, which he is saving so when we have baby #2 he can take a nice chunk of time off then. So here we go again with the perception that all of dh's decisions are being made by only me and I'm screwing everything up to benefit only myself. I hate this feeling.
Anyway, enough IL venting. Not much new to report in Henry land. He's on a food strike again, but is sleeping fairly well (for him, at least). He officially has one molar 95% through (still waiting on a tiny piece of the flat surface) and has a point or two of a second, both on bottom. I'll be happy when this is over (someday). I wish he'd start signing more or saying more words that I understand. Most of the time, it sounds like he's speaking German! :LOL
Hope everyone is doing well!