“Thsnk you for asking. I think I’d feel a little better staying home tonight.”
Ah, not really an option. Just me invited. They are estranged from their only son because his wife hates them so there is no "family" gathering for them. They are really nice peeps I've known forever and for someone to hate them so much they can't even see their grandkids is something pretty unfathomable to me. Worse, they moved back to MN to be close to their son and than get ghosted.