We have these friends we love to bits. BUT (yes, you bet there’s a BUT) they are very disorganised. They are always late,they forget parties, appointments with the school etc etc etc. Or maybe I’m just seriously anal. They probably think I am.
But tonight they just PISSED ME OFF. They have 2 kids, one the same age as Daniel the other the same age as the girls and the little one is in hospital at the moment. I only heard about it last night and then suggested hubby comes over to collect some left over paella as I had made far too much and I had an inkling that supper was not very high on the priority list. Dad then popped over to collect the food and I invited them over for supper tonight. I confirmed during the day whether they were coming, yes, yes they were coming. We bought extra meat and cooked extra dishes we wouldn’t normally do on a Thursday night.
I then called just after 5 to see how the little one was and they were having a glass of wine and little one was left with the nurses in hospital as Mom needed a break, but they confirmed that Dad would still be here for supper with older brother. In our house dinner is at 6h30, so we can get everyone off to bed at a reasonable hour and they are aware of this. Ok, so I’m a little anal.
I am used to them being late, so just after 6h30 I glance at my cell and see there is a message sent at 18H11. It said something to the effect of “sorry, they got kidnapped at lunchtime (LUNCHTIME??!!), not going to make it tonight, but would get dinner tomorrow night. How about Chinese.”
OMF. I didn’t even respond. Dude, we had a very upset 3 yr old that was expecting his friend, besides all the extra food and effort and then you don’t pitch because you are pissing it up somewhere whilst you little one is in hospital??
We don’t even eat Chinese. Am I overreacting or are they being rude? How do I deal with this?