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My son's first birthday party is Sunday. I intend to invite all of his close relatives. My mom and dad have been divorced for 20 years, and I still have to deal with my mom's immaturity to accept the situation. DS isn't the one who decided to get divorced- THEY did. So I don't feel he or anyone else should have to suffer for their decision. I'm not having two different parties, one for my mom's side and one for my dad's side. DS has a right to see everyone he knows. My grandfather and his wife had stopped by one day to visit, as they often do since his wife's mother lives in a nearby nursing home. My mom called and was nearby and I invited her over, but she refused just because my grandpa was here.: The man doesn't give two shits about things that happened 20 years ago. She's just so childish about this stuff it drives me up the wall. DH thinks I should invite everyone I want to, and if anyone has the gall to ruin the party, well then they must not care much about DS. He also remembers seeing an article about this very issue in Ann Landers once, and even she said that regardless of whether the people are divorced, the child shouldn't suffer for that decision. I guess i'm curious how others would handle this situation, or if you already have, what did you do?