I'm not sure if it ever did sound like a good idea, but we ended up spending part of our vacation in our boat with both difficult child and P C and their girlfriends. Six adults in 40 ft boat is a lot to begin with and while my boys seem to have grown out of most of the constant bickering and have learned not to break too much of anything when moving their disagreements to more physical negotiations, their girlfriends certainly are not seeing eye to eye. They are lovely girls, they truly are, and I like both of them one by one, but when together they certainly can come up with one impressive Mean Girls-tribute. Or any other High School drama with nasty 'popular girls' and achingly sarcastic 'outcasts.' Both oh, so clever, and so clipped and so, so funny. Few days of that in such a confined environment and my eyes are probably permanently rolling in opposite directions. We have been home few days already and I still so feel for every monstrous mother-in-law there is. And luckily neither of mine is planning for marriage in any near future. Good news also is that difficult child already left for his next stop (for a while at least, he signed to the team that historically basically doubles as an athlete temp agency, if he does anyway decently, he is likely to be rented out for several team during the season and likely sold to highest bidder right before the transfer deadline, so absolutely no stability and it makes him seem even more commitment-phobic, but he based his choice to maximum playing time and capable positional coach he likes. Would not have been my top choice, but his life, his career.) And also difficult child's girlfriend will soon head to her university town, so with some luck she and P C's girlfriend will not meat more than couple times during the winter. And maybe one day they will mature a little too.