But I'm still going to get all worked up about it.

A cousin once removed is getting married and graduating all within a month. He's getting married on a Sunday, in the evening, with no dinner service, and on my first anniversary (and it's a dry reception). Any of these things, taken on their own, wouldn't have been a blip on my radar, but all together, and I'm just done.

His mother is also throwing him a graduation party... on Mother's Day. And is acting like she's doing everyone a huge favor by doing so.

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They live just close enough so that we can't plead distance, but just far enough that any event they throw pretty much kills that day.

I've decided that I'm not going to the wedding, and I know it's going to cause drama. I've also decided that I'm not going to his damn graduation celebration. I deserve a chance to celebrate Mother's Day and my anniversary how I want to, and not eating nuked apps and crap beer.

My husband is ecstatic (he was NOT happy about going to the wedding), but I know I'm going to deal with a shit-storm of angst, especially from my mother.

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I'm a god-damn adult. Why does crap like this still make me feel like a teenager who's hiding a bad report card?