Happy May! How was your May Day? Mine was OK - had the u/s of baby. The 3D SUCKED adn she couldn't get a good pic even though Baby was facing the probe and no hands in front of face...so we had to settle for 2D DVD. IT's fun to have it on DVD adn see the movement and stuff, but not worth $140. Athough DH has watched it four times so far!
Dad's wedding...was...welll....worse that I anticipated. We got there and I had to pee so bad (the place was outsidet the city) and the only buildings were the house (B&B) and the chapel, which we knew had no bathroom in it. So myself, my 6 year old neice and DH went to the house and her son openedthe door, and she was on the step getting her photo done with her daughter and FREAKED OUT. She said I couldn't use the bathroom there and had to go to the other side ofthe house where there was a little suite that can be accessed from the outside. I was pissed off. I had to go so bad - I am 30 weeks pg and the bathrrom was right at the front door there. So, whatever, went to the chapel after fumbling around finding the "suite" and there were no seats except the ones at the back. There werent' any seats saved for us!!! And I Thought since I had to do a reading that they would have a seat for me up close. No, her family took all the good seats. Niiiiiiccee. So, when it was time for me to do the reading, I had to push past a photographer and walk up the aisle to the podium. Stupid. Anyway, afterwards, we had to mingle in the house for 2 hours prior to dinner. Lots of fun with a 6 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old in a not-for-children house.
So, then comes dinner. We're all sitting beside eachother, far from our dad. IT's one big table. No introduced themselves but the mother and one sister. And her son was nice as always. We were very uncomfortable. Dinner was way too long - there was like 30 min between courses, so the little girls eventually left the table adn went to watch TV somewhere. Then she approaches me and says "oh, before your wedding we were going to have you sing, but then right after your weddng you announced you were pregnant so we decided you wouldn't want to sing." So, that confirms they knew they were going to get married before October, adn they never told us til December 26. Then her mother went on and on about how she worked all summer candying the flowers for the wedding cake. Now we knew that they planned on the wedding prior to the fall too. During the time when our dad was telling us he wasn't sure if he wanted a relationship - WHA??????
OK, so we were all pretty much done with this wedding and biding our time, when it was time for the toasts. THe toast to the bride was a sister that went on and on about her new roles. She missed out the Step-mother and grandmother roles. It was a 25 minute speech. Then to the Groom, was dad's friend, whom none of us have EVER MET IN OUR LIVES. and he goes on adn on about what a good father he is to "all of them" and he waved his hand at the six of us. HE had no idea if dad had 3 daughters, 3 sons or 6 altogether. And he said it like 4 times! We were all holding our tongues....and then Dad decides to get up....and he toasts - HER AND HER SISTERS for making the wedding such a special family event. He never mentioned us. He toasted THEM!! Can you even believe it?? And he went on and on about how they worked all week on the prepareations. We asked to help and were told no. She even had the audacity to tell us on THursday that they were having a familiy BBQ on Friday night for "her family" and never invited us.
We were super pissed off.
PLUS - she had nursing friends there who were going on and on about how they were at the delivery of my 6 year old neice, and we never even knew she existed until November 2003. Never a word!! I said that to one of them. "oh, how nice. We never even heard of Joan until a year and a half ago." That shut her up. and her whole family, though never saying hello or what is your name, kept saying to me that I must be due any minute. Or that I was having twins. I was so pissed off. I said to one of them "Actually, I am having a baby Elephant.". That also shut her up.
This wedding was worse than the other one b/c at least then we'd known her since we were little, we knew her family and we weren't second fiddle. Dad didn't even talk to us the whole wedding. It was unreal.
Well, thanks for letting me rant....
I hope you all had a GREAT weekend....Post when you can!!