difficult child's grad party is today....which, by the way, means that I'm going to type and run. I've got a lot to do yet this morning. Anyhoo....I call bio g'ma last night (R) to give her directions as she and difficult child's aunt/uncle (C/G) live almost 2 hours away. Turns out R can't come....she's been sick all week. I'm disappointed but understand. She sounded bad on the phone too. THEN she asks if C had talked to me. I"m thinking....THAT doesn't sound promising and tell her that I haven't heard from her at all. Turns out, C & G take a yearly vacation and/or cruise and they left yesterday for their cruise. Again....understandable but disappointing. My problem? Do you think C could have taken 2 bleeping minutes out of her oh so busy life to call and let her nephew know that she wouldn't be making it to his party? %^&*(*&% NO!!!! This is the same woman who was so relieved, grateful, happy, blah blah blah blah blah that we contacted her after we adopted difficult child. She was soooooooooooo worried that she wouldn't see him again blah blah blah blah blah. Uh huh. They would keep him over spring break and for a couple of weeks in the summer when he was younger (with our blessing). Then it slowed down....then it stopped completely. She NEVER calls us....we have to call her. Her husband G is, in my humble opinion, a total donkey hole (Sorry Star) so I didn't expect anything better from him. It has literally been YEARS since I've spoken to the woman. difficult child is just crushed. I"m trying to not make such a fuss over it so maybe he won't feel so bad but I know nothing is going to help. Plus....if I start talking to him about it, I'm liable to start going off on these people and that's not something I want to do in front of him. I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !@#$%$##@@!!#$#%^^%$##R%^&* mad at C I could spit railroad spikes.