« Last post by Ginger G on Yesterday at 12:23:21 PM »
He died a few years ago, my husband is a huge fan of his and he was quite upset about it.
OP, the first time BN mentioned that your daughter invited the kids you should have said "Well, Sarah, doesn't make playdates; I do. If she says the kids can come over please check with me before sending them".
Now, I can also see that backfiring somewhat if Grandma really tries to insist you answer her. In that case I'd answer with "Grandma, I already answered." Period. No elaboration or JADEing. If you do go this route, you have to stay strong and never actually answer the question again unless there is an actual update you want to share with her. Although I'd be wary about doing that because it would open up the door again...
or "Grandma...you asked me this twice. Are you starting to forget things?"
We are supposed to be doing an Italian trip with DH's extended family next year. I'm not sure what the tour location is going to be, yet. I'll be doing lots of research on that one. Luckily, DH just got a new electric wheelchair. I'm thrilled that my back won't be working overtime on the trip.