So I survived the afternoon/lunch at sister in law#1's house today, thanks to brother in law#1 offering me a glass of merlot not five minutes after we walked in. He can't stand mother in law/father in law much more than I can, though I understand the feeling is mutual for them (and I'd bet that they feel similarly towards me, based on all the badmouthing they give the other sons-in-law when they're not around -- I CAN'T POSSIBLY be the only one who escapes this kind of absentee criticism). Now we are back at our house with mother in law/father in law since husband is taking them to the airport early tomorrow morning. husband is in our bedroom (probably playing spider solitaire or watching TV). mother in law/father in law are in the guest room watching TV. easy child is in her room playing with her flip note game. difficult child 2 is in the LR watching TV (I'm essentially in the same room). And difficult child 1 is wandering back and forth between his room and the LR watching TV. This is so freakin' weird. Why is everyone gone to their separate corners? I shouldn't really complain, though. It's rather nice having things so relatively (pun intended) quiet. And when I think about it, this truly is the LAST time they will EVER have to spend the night here in my house because now they will be living in their own place in the next county and not half a country away! Woot!