Now I'm going to back track a bit...
Chris' mom is freaking out because we said we didn't know if we would be able to make it to Glen's parents for Thanksgiving. Glen is Chris' step-dad (whom Chris doesn't particularly care for). My parents have been apart since I was two, and I always had to spend every Thanksgiving with my dad per court order. I hated not getting to eat Thanksgiving dinner with my mom. Last year was the first year that I actually got to eat Thanksgiving dinner with her that I can actually remember. I told Chris that I am not giving that up to go to his step-dad's parent's house. My kids are not even related to them, much less me! They are nice and all, but I want to spend it with my actual family. So, we are having to work around this crap because now his mom is all up in the air... way, way up in the air :( They are eating at 1pm, which wouldn't be a big deal if I didn't have to cook, so we decided that Chris would drop Brentley and me off at my mom's, then him and Grace would go over there for awhile while my mom and I cook. Hopefully that will be enough to appease his mother. Then we are going to eat around 6pm at my mom's, which she is invited to. I could understand her being mad if I was telling her she couldn't come to our dinner, but that is not the case at all.
She did the same thing on Grace's birthday. She was mad that we didn't want her to come to CiCi's with us. We just wanted it to be the four of us. No one else. I would understand if my mom was coming, and we didn't want his mom there, but again, that wasn't the case. We told her we would bring Grace by afterwards, and she flat out said no. We took Grace anyway because she would have never let us live it down if we didn't... it would have been "You didn't let me see her on her birthday!" for the rest of eternity. But the whole time we were there she kept telling Chris, "You've done pissed me off." She kept saying that right infront of Grace. I felt like saying, "Look woman, it's Grace's birthday, not yours, and we are her parents, not you. We decide how we want her to spend her birthday. NOT YOU!" But that would have started World War 3, so I just kept my mouth shut. Maybe I am over-reacting... I don't know.
Okay, so I just got wayyyyy off track there lol. Sorry, I needed to vent.
But anyway, I think we got Thanksgiving figured out, and she will just have to be happy with just Chris and Grace going to Glen's parent's house.
My mom and I planned the menu...
- Maccaroni and cheese
- Mashed Potatoes
- Green Beans
- Sweet potatoe casserole
- Devilled eggs
- Cranberry sauce
- Sliced tomatoes
- Pumpkin pie
- And maybe another type of pie
We are going to have my mom, sister, brother, dad, grandmother, and at least two cousins, Chris' mom, brother, and step-dad, and of course, Chris, Brentley, Grace, and me, and possibly a family of five that my mom knows (long story) there, so we will have to makes LOTS of food.
I'm excited though. It'll be Brentley's first Thanksgiving! I saw a shirt at Babies-R-Us yesterday that was very cute. It said "I'm Stuffed." Totally Brentley! I think I am going to go back and get it for him to wear. Now lets just hope he doesn't poop all over it like Grace did to her outfit on her first Thanksgiving LOL.