Last weekend I posted about husband's niece whom we've never met getting married in October 100 miles from home and having sent us a "Save the Date" magnet. You probably remember that husband's mom called while he was out and I then sent a note to his sister saying that we would not be coming because we don't know her and it's too far but we would send a gift. Then came the message from husband's sister in law that we were awful people because family is very important to the oh-so-sweet 30 year old niece and fiance we've never met and the least we could do is try. Oh, please. We've given up trying with these people who never even have the good grace to RSVP to invites, and never include us in any of their family gatherings. husband wasn't interested, and I figured it was about them wanting a gift. It turns out I may have been wrong. husband's cat-smelly obsessive/compulsive mother called today to ask him if she could ride with us to the wedding. Apparently the niece who lived off of her for years and niece's mom and husband's brother are driving down before hand and staying in a hotel and "Dear old Mom" isn't invited to come with them. She says she will take Greyhound. They're all lucky that I was in the shower when she called, because I would have told "mom" that we would gladly pay for her hotel room and money for a few meals so that she can come and go with them. She would have been THRILLED and they wouldn't have been able to get out of it. I told husband that he needs to call them and make this offer to them. No wonder they're ticked we're not coming. How low can you be? They asked us to this wedding so that we would drive their mom thinking that we would drive out and back in a day. If this was so important to them why didn't they include us in the wedding planning so that we would have known what was wanted and we could have decided on the merits of what it was that was being asked of us? Or we could have made an offer that was acceptable to everyone. What about the other 46 couples they've invited? None of them can bring the Mother of the Bride? Then they have the nerve to act as though I was being a witch and tell me what a terrible and uncaring person I am. Oh, please! Don't even get me started!