So J. told Jumper that his mother (stepmother) is wondering if Jumper is going to come to Thanksgiving at their house. I don't know what game she is playing, but the last time Jumper had any contact with J's family, it was Father screaming in her face at J's football game, telling her that "everything" was her fault (not sure what everything was) while his sister stood next to him giving Jumper's innocent friend the middle finger. The two of them have taken away J's internet, cell phone (we gave him one), car and basically access to anything because he won't break up with her. Now this "mother" is inviting her to Thanksgiving???? She is generally upset about it and doesn't want to go, but said maybe she should try to mend fences. Hub and I told her she can't go. We sense an agenda there. Something's cooking. They have also asked J. if he is going to continue living with them when he turns eighteen (in early December). At first I thought, "They're regretting how mean they've been to him." On second thought, I wonder if they are afraid he will move in with us, which he can legally do at his age, but is not going to happen. We are 45 minutes from his school and we have a small house. I think they can't kick him out until he graduates. I told Jumper that if they ever want her at their house, they will have to sit down somewhere and talk to us face-to-face. As far as hub and I are concerned, she never needs to see them again. After all, she is only fifteen. She isn't marrying J. He is going away to college next year. WTH is their game? This sort of gave me the creeps. I hope we are right in not allowing her to go...but we aren't. Man, they creep me out! Thanks for letting me vent about Jumper and J. and the craziness of his family.