Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Rant

I'm so annoyed.

Quick necessary background: My hubby's parents are divorced and live in the same town as us. His sister and her family (hubby and son) live about an hour away.

So anyway, this year they decide that it is just too much running for them and their 3 yr old to have to drive here and do Christmas with both seperate parents(in addtition to her hubby's families). They have decided to come to the father's house on Christmas day and then celebrate Christmas with her mom at another day and time. They want us to come to their house on either Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas. Here's the thing. I get 2 days off for Christmas, the day of and the day after. I don't want to spend BOTH days running all over the place. The other thing is that we will see them at their father's house on Christmas day, so why on earth would I want to drive all the way to their house the next day?? The excuse that they don't want to have their 3 yr. old out is crap. What about my THREE kids? One of who is only 1 1/2 yr. Not only all of this, but my mother-in-law called me last night and I can tell that she is upset that they are going to drive all the way here on Christmas day to see their dad, but they don't have time to see her too. What's sad is that she doesn't have ANY family here besides her kids. She is from another country and never remarried. She lives alone and her kids/grandkids are her life. Why they can't find time to stop and see her is ridiculous. I know it's not convienant...nothing about the holidays is, but suck it up and deal.

I for one have decided. I'm an NOT traveling out of town on Christmas or the day after. I will go to my parents and both of his parents as planned. It they chose not to do this, then that is on them. I'm not changing my plans.

Oh yeah...they pulled this last year too and we gave in and went to their house for Christmas. AFTER going to FOUR other places. WITH A 6 MONTH OLD.



Aleta said...

I don't blame you at all. I think it's ridiculous for someone to plan something after Christmas anyway. Like you, I have limited time off for the holiday - ONE day - Christmas. That's it.

If you're going to see her anyway for Christmas day - then why go the next day? Sheshhh.... Sorry that she's putting ya'll through that and so VERY sorry that she's not going to see her Mom. Life is short, you know? If she's going to be in town for one person, might as well go see the other parent too.

Lilly's Life said...

It does sound strange. Stick to your plans, And I feel so sorry for your MIL. Her daughter can only see her father and not her mother and they live in the same place? That is kind of cruel surely. Families, Holidays can sometimes bring out the best and worst cant it? Just stick to your guns on this one, I think.

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