This is not really AP-related, but I consider this my "home" board (even though I haven't posted much lately). DD's birthday is next Friday. We're living in a new country, she doesn't have many new friends and we drummed up the whole idea of all the grandparents visiting instead of planning any kind of big party with kids she barely knows. She has been really, really looking forward to spending her birthday with both sets of grandparents.
My parents arrived already, so we do have one set of GPs present. However, MIL just emailed me to say they can't come. MIL's own mother (aged almost 90) is very ill and absolutely can't be left alone right now. I need to break the news to DD sometime this weekend. We warned her last week when it seemed like GMIL's health was poor and DD didn't take that well at all. Now I need to tell her they really won't be here. Gaaaaa. I feel terrible for DD, and MIL as well.