We had a semi-busy week. Monday, I was carless, so I didn't do anything outside of the house. But cleaned the house itself. Tuesday, Cameron had preschool. While he was at school my friend and I did some shopping. Wednesday, I met up with Stacey and Luke for some more shopping. Thursday, Cameron had preschool again and Kelsey was home sick. She just had a bad cold. My friend, Kelsey and I did a bit of shopping for last minute things. And on Friday, Cameron and I took my van for an oil change. While the van was in the shop, we took the bus over the mall. Kelsey had told me she wanted something with camo. We snagged a few last things then took the bus home. Cameron absolutely LOVED the bus. And he was as good as gold. We picked up our van and went out again for wrapping paper. I didn't buy at the mall because I didn't want to lug it on the bus. Saturday- We didn't do much. Brendan went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping. I cleaned up while he was gone. I ran a quick errand to buy some boxes. And now today- No clue what we are doing. Brendan is writing up some proposal for work right now. The kids are watching a Christmas special and I need to get ready to go grocery shopping.
Today is my MIL's side of the family Christmas party. It's 2hours away. We were going to let the kids go with my SIL, but she is not going. Brendan has not spoken to his mom since August. She has never even called to check on the kids. Or invte them over. Or anything. But she is telling people we are keeping the kids from her, which is not the case. Maybe we should have called her and offered her the kids? I don't know. She is having Christmas on Christmas Eve, but she didn't tell us. We found out through my BIL. Which I can understand. I understand why she is not extending invitations to us. But at the same time, I think if my child wasn't talking to me, I'd still try to see my grandkids. We would never deny her that. And we are trying to think of a way for the kids to be there on Christmas Eve, although they weren't invited. It's very odd. But she has been so heartless to Brendan, I'm not sure what she expects. You cannot say that your relationship is a farce and you are done with it and expect him not to be hurt. And I can honestly say he didn't do anything this time around for her to be such a *****. He was defending his children when she called them disrespectful. They are not disrespectful, but they do not fit into the nice cookie cutter molds she thinks they should. They are not perfect by any means, but they are kids. They act like children. They don't always do exactly what you want them to do. They don't always react exactly like you expect them to. But they are not and have never been disrespectful, we don't stand for that crap. She just never thinks she is in the wrong. She will not and never has apologized to Brendan. She always expects him to do the apologizing, even when she left him and his siblings. She's just a waste. And I feel just awful for Brendan. He really is a good guy. He doesn't deserve to have such a heartless wench as a mother.
The holidays are OVER! And life should be returning to normal soon. Kelsey is still out of school. She doesn't go back until the 8th.
We had a really nice Christmas. My parents ended up coming up on the Friday before. Saturday and Sunday seemed to drag by. lol. Dh and I get so excited for Christmas morning, we're like two little kids ourselves. Cameron had really puffy eyes and on Friday night when I checked on him, they were all goopy. Pink Eye! Ugh. Off to the after hours clinic first thing Saturday morning. Got drops and started those. Then on Sunday he started feeling a little sluggish, as did my dad. My dad ended up missing Christmas morning because he was up half the night feeling sick. Cameron, otoh, bounced back.
The kids got a lot of great stuff for Christmas. Both were so very excited. Kelsey loves her Nintendo DS Lite. Cameron is obsessed with his tool belt and his Carhart Overalls. lol. I was able to get DH Nintendo Wii, so he was really happy. And I got my digital SLR- A Nikon D70s!! The kids also got great stuff from my inlaws and their aunts and uncle. Kelsey got a ton of new clothes, which makes us both happy!! They are really spoiled when it comes to gifts on Christmas, but I don't mind. They are really good kids. And we don't buy toys throughout the year- only on birthdays and Christmas. Books and clothes- we buy. Smallish toys- we buy sometimes, but rarely. Hell, they get enough at Christmas and birthdays- they don't need anything else.