Is this crazy? Or is it just that I'm irritated with Friend to begin with, so anything they do seems worse...
Friend is mad at their parents because Parents are going to spend Christmas day with Friend's Child-free sibling. Friend says the only place Parents should be on Christmas is with their grandkids and Child-free is trying to steal the grandparents away.
Friend knows several of the reasons why Parents and Child-free don't want to come over for the holiday (mostly because of difficult relationships with other relatives and inlaws that will be there) and has the nerve to say that "Now that they're grandparents, there are just some things they have to put up with."
Apparently Friend's ability to produce viable offspring also puts them in charge of Parent's holiday schedule from now on.
Am I alone in thinking that if Friend really wants Parents to come over for Christmas, it's up to Friend to carve out a little time when Parents can be there without other difficult in-laws and relatives? And if they can't/won't do that, then Friend needs to just accept Parents giving gifts to the grandkids on a day other than Christmas.