The planning for my gf's birthday was nice and easy to start with, gf, son me, book a table and go, nice and simple but all that gets changed when her mum says "your Great Gran and Auntie are coming over to see the new baby". The gf's brother has just become a dad (which I think makes me an uncle but without any marriages i don't think it counts) so they are coming over to see the new arrival and also because it lands at the same time come out for dinner with us. This wouldn't be a problem if they lived in the next town, but they are coming all the way from Germany, this is a trip that takes about 5 to 7 hours depending on the roads etc. so the early dinner that the three of us were going to have, will now need to be booked at a different restaurant for a later time.
I book a table and the way the numbers work out the least there could be is 4 the most 12,this is how I worked it out
4 - me, gf, son gf's youngest brother.
8 - me, gf, son, gf's youngest brother, gf's mum, gf's step dad, gf's great nan, gf's Aunt.
8 - me, gf, son, gf's youngest brother, N, D, N&D's 2 sons
12 - me, gf, son, gf's youngest brother, gf's mum, gf's step dad, gf's great nan, gf's Aunt & N, D, N&D's 2 sons
If your head got round that then you need another drink :)
Right so actually turned up, me, gf, son, gf's youngest brother, gf's mum' gf's step dad, gf's great gran and gf's auntie.
Yes the German relatives made it over in time for dinner, trouble was by the time they arrived my son was so tired that he got upset easily and also tried to play up. When he realised though he could go up and get his own food and behave like a grown up though, that was it, he would get up, get something to eat, get most of it back, eat that and was off again. The evening went well and even though I wasn't drinking due to having to drive i made up with the amount of food I managed to get inside me, which reminds me I am back on the exercise machine tonight.