difficult child 1 and his family will be here this weekend. We are having a birthday party for the baby at ex-mother in law's on Saturday afternoon, and a bonfire at home that evening. difficult child 1 has invited a lot of family and friends. *** Since DEX's whack job girlfriend asked me to help her leave DEX, things have been peaceful on that front. She kicked DEX out, but he threatened to kill himself, and, long story short, she took him back, so they are together, but she has left Wee alone since. I have run into her one time about 3 weeks ago and she went out of her way to smile, wave, and speak to me ("have a good day!" and "see you later!") Beyond that, she has left everything alone, and it has been wonderful. *** I imagine that DEX will be at the birthday party; thus whack-job will be, too. I am really, really worried that this will prompt a resurgence of the "just add water instant family" BS with her. I foresee her wanting Wee for the family pictures again, and a renewed interest in her "new" sons and grandson (her words, not mine). *** I had a shoot on Saturday that I have since withdrawn my entry for since the kids will be here, but I am tempted to still go, simply so I'll be skipping the party so Wee is not even exposed, but that is so unfair to him. Any thoughts? This is really eating up my mind. I'll be glad when its over.