My ILs left a few hours ago. The house is cleaned up and back to normal and the kids are passed out.
I had a great visit with SIL and her family. I get along great with my BIL (always have) and my SIL and I have had a rocky time here and there, but we are good friends now. And their daughter has grown up so much, she's not shy and kind of jealous of Evie any more. It was so nice to see how much Lina and Evie loved each other.
But per usual, my MIL was BSC. FIL, MIL and BIL had a fight because they keep calling Liam "Leo" because they don't like his name and BIL was like "how disrespectful. This is the name they chose and you don't have the right to give him a new name just because you don't like it" and they were all "don't you talk to us like that, its disrespectful" and later I was just like, thanks, Martin. Because I try not to let it bother me but it drives me up the wall that they call my kids "Ava" and "Leo".
There was other stuff too but I'm self medicating with wine right now. They stayed at the stone hurst and left us alone quite a bit which was very nice. They drove me crazy today with the meet up for lunch. They just couldn't get it through their heads that **I would call them** when we left the aquarium. So they went to Nori Nori in Sandy Springs and waited there for us for like 2 hours. Because their check out was at 11 and instead of listening to what I said and going to the mall or somewhere to kill time, they went straight to Nori Nori to wait for us. And acted all put out. GRRR!
Then there were the wack-o gifts she showed up with... Ugh, it was like she cleaned out her closet and would hold stuff up and go, "Ok, guys. Who wants this." And we would all look up at the ceiling and whistle. And because she did the limo and the family photos (for Karin? I guess?) she wanted to do something for me. I told Nico to tell her I was very grateful that she was paying for our family photo session and I didn't need anything. And if she wanted to get me a couple of frames for the photos, that would be great. I like IKEA frames. She gave me two broken frames that are covered in dust. That I gave her for Christmas 2 years ago.
But its over. And I have wine. If I think of anything else crazy, I'll let you know.