My in-laws are coming to town. AND staying at our apartment.
There are a few reasons for my trepidation.
1) My father-in-law is notorious for being...difficult. Difficult would be the best word. For some reason, when my father-in-law is with my mother-in-law he gets very angry. It's really weird.
2) My father-in-law almost didn't come with because we don't have air conditioning. We invited them because I'm throwing a huge luncheon at my church and I'm the only one cooking. When I cook in our apartment in the summer, our fire alarm goes off. YES. That is how hot it gets in the apartment. I plan on having the oven on ALL DAY Saturday. (Not to mention that them being in town now takes away my only help with all of this, but that's okay. We DID invite them.)
3) We are batting 0 for 100 on things to get him out of the sweltering apartment.
So the first thing we tried to do was get tickets for them to tour Yankees Stadium. My husband forgot that we tried this before and couldn't get tickets. He assumed no one would care since it's new Yankees Stadium. By the time my in-laws decided they were actually coming 1) they couldn't get flights on Friday night and 2) Yankees Stadium tour tickets were GONE. You can get them on StubHub for 4 times the price (or more) that you would have paid originally.
Sports Museum of America! That's a good idea!! We remembered seeing advertisements for it last year on the subway when it was opening. Let's do that!!
IT'S CLOSED. What?! Less than a year?! Yes. Closed.
My father-in-law does not like museums, walking, or drinking. Which crosses SO much off our list of things to do.
Here's another thing. He was like, oh, I'll just watch TV at your place. WE DON'T HAVE CABLE.
0 for 100, people. 0 for 100.