22nd March 2010 10:37Our groomsman's wife called on Saturday night to me, for a girlie night in at HER request. It turned out her husband had a win on the horses on Saturday, and as their son had been away over night, they went out for a few drinks at lunchtime. I called her at 5 to confirm the time for that night, and I could tell she was in the pub, and I should've called time on it then, but she insisted she wanted to come down. She arrived at 7.30 absolutely plastered, and there's me sober as a judge. She could barely string a sentence together. If that wasn't enough, her 13 year old son knocked at the door at 9.30, he had decided against his sleepover and came home. He is a lovely child but has special needs. And about 10 minutes after he arrived she said 'You know Jawl and Mr. Jawl are getting married? Remember I told you? Well I have a special surprise for you, you are going!! To the full day, mass, meal, speeches, dancing the lot' In hindsight I should have nipped it in the bud there and then and said 'No babe, just the evening time'. But I was sooooooooooooooo mad at her. Because I'm not inviting children to the evening reception either. There's a no kids policy, except for 4 who are nephews and nieces between the two sides. And you all know the headaches just one child going would cause, the offence it would cause to people who don't invite their children along without you say so! I just have no idea where it came from. Because she has a 21 year old as well, so I mean if she thinks the 13 year old is going, she must assume the 21 year old is too. Not a hope in flipping hell!!! No, no, no, no. Where do people get off??? The thing is, her child has special needs, and if he is told something, you really have to follow through with it. But I'm sorry, no, she'll be picking up the pieces of this one. I probably should have put this on stress!!! Because I'm so Mad at her for turning up like she did, mad at her for then inviting her son. She might have been plastered, but he most certainly wasn't, and he'll remember it! He forgets nothing. But most of all mad at myself for not nipping it in the bud there and then!!