In a nutshell, we spent Christmas last year with my famil that lives 3 hours away. My MIL wants us here this year with her family. I think thats fair. But now she wants us here for TG too. She is emailing me saying "this seems like a chore, do what u want for your family" and Im like...this isnt a chore! I just want to make sure everyone gets a piece of everyone!
I suggested us being here for TG with her and then Christmas eve go to mass with her and her family and then christmas dinner on christmas day have dinner at TWELVE instead of TWO. So that allows us to leave out town before dark to make it 3 hours away to see MY family at THEIR gathering. I think thats fair? Do you all? ANy help?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Nov. 24, 2009 in Relationships
I think that is fair. Its really hard trying to divide up the time. She is just going to have to understand that you are doing the best you can. If she can't change the meal time then maybe you could just go over and see them for a while. We switch every other year on 4th of July so when its our turn to be at my parents for the night time part we go to his parents during the day so that everyone gets to share some of the time together. Its hard sometimes but you can make it work.
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