Post # 1
They call two days before a parade asking me to dress as Flo for their insurance company. I’ve done this every year and figured I could make it on short notice for them….
Then, mom says her and my dad have double booked on the ‘Meet the Future In Laws’ picnic we planned for the 30th..We’ve planned this for over a month. One of my dad’s friend’s daughter’s graduation party is that day…Um I am your daughter and these are the parents of the man I’m going to marry (once he asks of course). I think that’s a bit more important.
So angry right now. I can’t rely on them for ANYTHING. They do this all the time to me and ask for favors left and right. I think SO may be on board for eloping because these are the same parents who say they’re going to pay for my wedding. I’m sure they’d find a way to back out of that one at the last minute, too..
Post # 3
Time to have the talk with your parents. When you’re calm, explain to them that you have a life with your own schedule and they need to respect that. And tell them that as in-laws (to your FI’s family) they need to attend the picnic. If they don’t show up then what does that say about their views on FI’s family and your new in-laws?
Post # 4
I called a bit ago after breathing a bit. (they test my patience often) my dad asked if we can change the time and I think that’s possible because fireworks aren’t starting til late and we had it planned to start at 1. He said 4/5 would be good. I agree and I think my dad realized, as well, that by cancelling it’s going to make them look pretty bad to them.
Thanks for responding to me =)
Post # 5
Glad to hear it’s going to work out and he opened his eyes. I’d be annoyed too.