A little bit of Farcebook nonsense for you, Dear Reader.
But first, I will preface with some important information. By November of 2010, Pig and DH were no longer friends. The last they spoke had been for a few brief moments at our wedding, which PIG and wife attended, most likely, out of obligation. Prior to that, DH had spoken with Pig twice, over the phone, in an attempt to explain to him that in order for their friendship to continue, they both had to grow at the same pace and in the same direction. Alas, though Pig assured DH that he wanted to grow out of his immature and piggish behaviors, it turns out that he was just talking out his ass. After those two phone calls, both of which were initiated by DH, and his attendance at our wedding, DH never heard from Pig again.
I say "Good riddance to bad rubbish." He was one dirty piece of garbage.
But apparently, NMIL doesn't think so.
They are friends on Facebook, Dear Reader.
And maybe even in real life. Well, as much as either of them has the capacity to be "real" anyway.
That's right, even though DH is no longer friends with Pig, because of the way Pig treated him and me, NMIL has decided to remain loyal to her son's ex-friend. Her friendship with him on Facebarf is a public way of showing the world who she REALLY wants as a son.
On NMIL's birthday in November, Pig wished his "mom" his very public birthday well-wishes, saying, "Happy birthday, Mom!"
NMIL responded, "Thank you honeypiecake!!!! Did you get my email? We are having our holiday bash Saturday December 11th at the new crib! I hope you and [wife] can come!!! Miss you guys tons - Love, Mom p.s. [SIL] has her license!"
And, just so you know, Dear Reader, the invitation she is referring to was sent SEPARATELY from the one she emailed to us. Mull that one over for a moment, and you'll probably see what was actually going on.**She didn't want us to know that she was inviting Pig and his wife. She wanted to keep from DH that his ex-best friend would be attending her Christmas party because she KNEW they were no longer friends. Rather than be up front with DH and inform him that Pig was invited...better yet, rather than ASK DH if she could invite Pig...BETTER STILL, rather than wait for DH to announce his attendance and respectfully wait for him to request the presence of his friends, she went ahead and invited Pig behind DH's back. So, what might have happened, Dear Reader, if DH and I had shown up without realizing that Pig would be there? How awkward and uncomfortable was she hoping it would have been for DH? How awkward might it have been for me, knowing that Pig and NMIL had been in cahoots, and had probably been gossiping about me for months, and they surprised us with their presence? Like: Surprise! Look who's here, DH and Jonsi! The dude DH used to be friends with, before he made it known that he didn't approve of DH's life choices and wanted things to go back to the way they were BEFORE Jonsi. The dude who ended his relationship with DH and never spoke with him again, after DH told him they had to grow up. The dude who made derogatory comments about Jonsi. The dude who calls NMIL, "mom" and, more-than-likely speaks with her privately about DH and his life. Surprise!
Sneaky, sneaky, Mommy Dearest.
And when the day was over? She made sure to change her status update to something like this: "Thank you everyone! Oh, I'm sooooooooooooooo lucky! I got so many cards and sooooooooo many presents and ate so much cake! How luckyyyyy am I?"
Double barf with a cherry on top.