Well, just that really!
I thought we were over situations like this since our GCs were born a few years ago, and we took a step back, and let the other GPs just get on with it. However, since our DS and family moved closer to both sets of GPs, they have become insufferable.
Previously, they had their own time visiting and spending time with the GCs, and we had ours. Things were fairly harmonious. However, now that they are living closer, they have taken over the show, so to speak.
She is quite overbearing, and they are both self absorbed people, and often manipulate situations to suit themselves. They are constantly telling us about our own grandchildren, as though we don't know them, or spend any time with them (we do!).
They constantly spout off to mutual friends about 'their' grandchildren, as though we have nothing to do with them. We wouldn't be able to get a word in edgeways even if we wanted to! I've been in situations with friends where I've been asked something about the GCs, and one of them will take over the conversation!
We're getting to the point where we really want to spend as little time with them as possible, but due to our family dynamics, and mutual friends, this is very difficult. We really don't want to rock the boat, or have any fallings out, as this wouldn't be fair on our DiL and DS.
I can see they are going to be a thorn in our sides for years to come! Any advice on how to handle people like this would be most welcome! Thanks!
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