@bigyinn - have to say that I too felt this had troll written all over but now, gotta agree with a chuck on those above - take the time out and spend it with the little fella. Then, take him with you to meet mum off the plane - little 'welcome home' card that he's made with your help - worth it's weight in gold, to all of you
We the wrightys are "as one"
Similar issue when a mate and his wife were invited to a wedding but explicitly not their son.. they were not happy, and nor would I have been.
Brought a wry smile to my face did that (not having a go, not at all). Funny how weddings bring out the best and worst in folk...
20 years ago or so, a great mate and his G/F headed off to StLucia to marry because they 'did not want the hassle' of a UK wedding. Fair enough, though it did leave his parents here - his mum cannot fly due to inner problems - causing major upset. We, their mates were a little
put out as well but, ho-hum.
10 years later, i'm getting married. There is no space for kids at the sit down meal - it was tight getting my niece and nephew in. We politely inform all friends that kids cannot be there for the day do but, are welcome at night. With only one exception, all parent went 'wahoo - baby sitter sorted - party time'. The friend above, now with 2 toddlers, insisted they only came as a family unit. I did remind him his parents were invited to the evening do so could enjoy the grandkids for the day, then bring them at night. Still not happy - he and his wife were getting a little arsey, reminding me of our friendship and how upset they were to not be invited as a unit at which point I gently lost my rag - Should have seen his face when I politely reminded him how he'd gone about things on his own wedding......