Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Would you travel eight hours for........

It is my nephew's birthday. My sister lives eight hours from me, our mother is pretty much right in the middle, about four hours away from each of us. Up until last year she would have her kids' bdays at our mom's house. I do the same. Our mom's side of the family is very close and we all get together for bdays for cousins etc. To me if she cared about us being there she would have had it at mom's. Now they are trying to give me a guilt trip for not going. We would have 48 hours. 16 total driving, 16 about sleeping, then expect my son in school on monday. I don't think she should expect me to go. Would you?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in General Parenting

This question is closed.
Answers (10)
  • Absolutely not! I would love to go if it were me, but I wouldn't do it.
    MommyAddie

    Answer by MommyAddie at 10:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Um...no I would not, I wouldn't even travel 4 hours. That's NUTS!!!
    happyathomemum

    Answer by happyathomemum at 6:57 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • nope...too long of a drive. Plus its not fair to your kids
    Mikayla_lynn

    Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 6:58 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • OP Four hours is pretty crazy but that is where all of our family lives so I have to drive that distance to see them at all. Not fun but my mother would kill me if I never came home. =)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Why don't they come your way? It doesn't seem fair to make you do all the driving.
    happyathomemum

    Answer by happyathomemum at 7:04 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • My mom does come visit but I do like to go up there and see my grandmother and greatgrandmother. Ya know?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:13 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Me and DH have sort of a rule. Unless we are staying somewhere for a significant amount of time (4 days- 1 week), we won't drive over 4-6 hours.
    It's just too much when you have LO's.
    nwdeserangel

    Answer by nwdeserangel at 9:03 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • No, I wouldn't expect you to go that far if it were me having the party.
    N17

    Answer by N17 at 9:35 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • No I would just mail a gift for the child.
    goaliemom93

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 10:46 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • No I wouldn't drive that far for a party. I wouldn't even drive 4 hours for a b'day party.
    BrendaMomOf3

    Answer by BrendaMomOf3 at 1:05 AM on Mar. 12, 2009