- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
So, FI was married before, and his ex had 2 kids before they were married. They were married for 20 years and he raised those kids. They call him dad, and the kids call him grandpa. The kids call me grandma as well.
SO, since last year they knew when our wedding was, and his son was going to be one of the grooms men. The kids were going to be jr bridesmaids, all set up, and I had bought 2 of the dresses (non-returnable).
In December I was told that they will not be able to leave Pennsylvania to drive down until the kids get out of school on Friday afternoon.
After all this time, last month we received a phone call that they can’t miss school before or after the wedding as it is state testing the week before and after the wedding. I can understand not missing as it is required testing. And we would not want them to miss the testing. So now they will not be coming for the wedding at all. But they are coming this week, so that they will be back before testing starts.
Also his daughter said she was going to fly down for the wedding, called him a couple times over the last couple weeks and has him all excited.
SO… his son and family left Pennsylvania yesterday, and arrived in Tampa tonight to meet FI’s exwife for a weekend at Busch Gardens. Posted on facebook a little bit ago, not only are they in Tampa for the weekend and will get down to Ft Lauderdale on Sunday evening, but his sister flew down as well. Now she will not be coming back in 3 weeks for our wedding either.
In the mean time I looked up the school system where the kids attend, and testing is March 12-23, which we were told, they would be leaving on the 23rd after school and get here on the 24th. Wedding is the 25th they would stay the week visiting family then go back home on the 30th. The testing the 26th-30th is for make up’s only. So they did NOT have to be there for that.
FI is so upset that the kids have lied to him about this, and his daughter lied to him right up until he last talked to her on Sunday and she said she was coming for the wedding. No way did plans for her to come down change that quickly. I am just sick.
I know they are not his biological children, however he is the only dad they have ever known. Has treated them as his own and been in their lives since they were 2 and 6. Now they are 26 and 30. This just sucks for him. Of course I spent $100 extra for them that is wasted. I have no one to carry the banners, and no one to wear the dresses either. I would not have bought the dresses and would not have bought the banners either. And he would have asked someone else for groomsman position. Its too late now, the wedding is in 3 weeks.