My MIL and FIL are great, they are very generous people and have been "showering" me with baby stuff since I became pregnant. So I feel bad complaining about them.
But I will anyway.
They are Snowbirds and live in Florida every year from Nov - Apr, so they are NEVER here for Christmas. This year they said that they were going to come back at Christmas, help me out with some home projects before baby comes, stay until baby is born, and then they would head back to Florida in early Feb to finish out the winter.
But yesterday they tell us that they've decided not to come home at Christmas after all, they are just going to come home some time in January. Why, you ask??? Because they don't want to deal with snow. Now, I hate snow as much as the next person....but really? Does the idea of not having to clear snow for a few weeks (with their souped up snowblower, BTW) REALLY trump the birth of their grandchild?
They didn't make it clear exactly WHEN they would come...I don't know if they are planning to come down mid-January and maybe be here in time for the birth (assuming I don't go early, like I did with DD1), or if they just want us to call them when the baby is born and they can come down then...either way, there's a good chance that they could miss it altogether.
The thing is....this is their FIRST grandchild....my DD1 is from a previous relationship, and even though MIL and FIL have been absolutely wonderful about adopting her as their own, they didn't come into her life until she was over one year old. I would think that they would want to be part of the birth of their grandchild.
I'm sure that I'm overreacting and I know that I'm uber-emotional lately...I'm just really annoyed with them.
DH is annoyed too...he joked that we should just update our FB statuses when DD2 is born and let his parents find out that way. I could never be so mean to them...but it's tempting to think about. :devil: