Sadly, this only happens every other weekend out of a month, 'cuz the oldest girl visits her 'Other Family' every other weekend (and has for YEARS.) And, during this time of year, it happens ~ NEVER!
That's right. Never. Holiday time supercedes regular normal visitation time. So when the weekends fall just right, she's gone for 3 of them in a row. Which totally messes up my 'Sweet Sunday Family day' vibe.
Now, I have had multiple years to get used to this, so
(And, yes, I do know that I should be very thankful that she has an extended family that cares enough about her that they want to see her for their visitation time, and I should be even more thankful that they ask for more time on top of their regularly scheduled time. And I am, I really am. But, I like routine. And this 'holiday time' messes with my routine. ROFL)