Hey guys! Count me into that dysfunctional group who likes to stay home. As much as I don't like the mess after everyone leaves my house, I'd much rather be here than at someone else's! As far as celebrating major holidays, though, we tend to have that worked out so everyone in the family knows where they are expected to be when. Christmas is at on SIL's, Easter is here, and Thanksgiving is another SIL's. Fourth of July is the one that we've not really established yet. Guess where I hope it's at?????
My youngest baby girl will be home tomorrow night. Her dad just called to make sure it was okay he kept her until tomorrow. I want her home, but I'd rather her spend this holiday w/ him and then I'll keep her the major ones! Luckily, he doesn't mess w/ me too much about visitation on holidays. He's rarely even had much to do w/ her.. not until he found this new girlfriend of his has he even bothered to ask for her every other weekend. Sad for her, but I'm sure once the newness of this relationship w/ the girl wears off and the novelty of him having his only child around begins to fade, he'll stop having anything to do w/ Regan. Her grandparents, though, have never been like that. Even when he has little to do w/ her, Nana and Poppy have always been there.
Oldest daughter is rather angry at me for not rushing out to her softball games. I told her I was sorry, but I just couldn't be out in the sun right now, but she's mad anyway. Ahhhh.. the joys of dealing with a teenager
. She lives with her dad, and I tried to get her to come up as soon as school was out, but she wanted to do things there.. Now that I start school next week, she suddenly wants to come here. Unfortunately, she thinks she's "too old to go to a babysitters".. and I think she's too young to stay home by herself especially w/ the two little ones while I'm at school everyday. (She's 13, btw, and her dad lives about 100 miles from here, so she doesn't know anybody up here. We live so far out that if anything should happen, it would take at least 35 min before any emergency personell could get here. I'm just not up for taking chances like that w/ my kiddos.)
DH went to get Dylan a little while ago. We talked about taking the kids to see Shrek II, but I'd feel bad if Regan didn't get to see it, too and it will be too late to go when she gets home tomorrow night. We may end up taking Dylan by himself, don't know yet. I know if Jas mentions it to him, he'll throw a fit until we take him.
We're not grilling out today.. we did yesterday, and plan to again tomorrow. Yesterday was just burgers on the spur of the moment. Tomorrow is steaks, baked potatoes and corn on the cob! And, believe it or not, I don't think we'll have company, so it will be just us!