Yay me, right?
Not so much.
Danae announced, "Well if it means that I'll miss PRIDE, I'm not going."
PRIDE, for those of you who don't know, is a day long festival for the GLBT community. There are booths, and food, and shows, and lots of gay people running amok and generally enjoying themselves. And for those of you new to my world, Danae
I get that PRIDE is important. Believe me, I do. But I'm having a hard time reconciling that with the whole "I don't know these people, why are you making me spend time with them?" Which is what she said when she realized that I was serious about making her come with the family to visit my mom for two weeks.
What's funny is that PRIDE isn't until the fall... way past our beach trip. And she's still arguing because she doesn't want to go. Unless we let her girlfriend come with us, which I told her a while back, before I set the date, that I was considering.
Am I wrong to try to force her into getting to know my family? Am I wrong to just say "this is how we do it in our family" and expect her to shut up and cope with it? Or do I just resign myself to being another stop on the tour?
Condundrums and drama. It's what we're good at.
Any ideas? Thoughts? Anything to make me feel better about this whole thing called older child adoption??