So apparently Andy's (my fiance) ex-wife has started being bitter/jealous in earnest. It was nothing at first, just some snide comments about age difference, money etc. But the business of bridesmaids is clearly the big guns being rolled out.
She is saying that their daughters are horrified at not being asked to be bridesmaids, apparently I should be asking them if I want to be a part of Andy's family and etc. etc. Andy said that he will talk to his daughters to see whether they are indeed upset, but even he is telling me that bridesmaids = bride's friends and his daughters aren't my friends and wtf. The whole situation smacks of his ex trying to use kids as weapons against Andy.
I have three points to make.
First, Andy's family is not made up of only his daughters and, from what I've seen, is highly sensible and is unlikely to hate me because, - Oh Dear God, - I want my friends to stand by my side at the wedding.
Second, while Andy's daughters are important to him and I do want to have a good relationship with them, I am really not that bothered. They will either like me or not. They will either be mature enough not penalise their dad for getting remarried or they won't be. I can't do anything except be friendly with them.
Thirdly, the whole thing is just extremely amusing to me for now. Once it stops being amusing... Well, angry Russians are not fun. Not fun at all.