This is pretty long.
Since DH and I met we've always had to 'share' Christmas Day, and especially after having DS (I'm sure this is something most parents have to do) we'll go to DH families for breakfast, get DS to open all their gifts, then go to my families and have dinner and do the same there.
This year dh's mother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and it's unlikely she'll be here next Christmas. So we decided to have both families come to us, less stress on the inlaws and for one year we won't have to worry about watching the clock and trying to be at a certain place by a certain time.
We literally decided this in September and everyone seemed happy with the plan.
But last night mother in law decided she wanted to go spend Christmas with her sister. DH was a bit disappointed but understood. Now this morning she's decided she'd like DH, myself and DS there too.
Our problem is this. DH had his heart set on doing dinner ourselves. The turkey has already been ordered and paid for, and we've bought a new dining table to allow everyone to be seated, we've spent a lot of money basically and Christmas was pretty much ready! DH now feels torn about what to do.
I've told him I'll go with whatever he decides to do, and reassured him that people will understand if he cancelled Christmas here.
I just wish mother in law had decided this sooner! Christmas is only 3 weeks away. What do you ladies think?
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