My husband committed to playing in a paintball tournament on Sept. 18. There are three other things going on that day as well. About a month ago, my MIL sent out a mass email to us, my hubby's brothers and their wives. She told us that her father's surprise 80th birthday party is on Sept. 18 (three hours from where we live) and we are all EXPECTED to be there. My husband had already known about this birthday, and had arranged for us to visit his grandparents this weekend. I feel bad that we'll be missing the birthday party- but there will be lots of strange people there, not to mention it's three hours away, and we wouldn't get to spend any one on one time with his grandparents. What would you do in that situation? My MIL planned this party without bothering to ask if the date was good for anyone else or not. We wouldn't have any help with our kids- and the party is in a church, where there's nothing for them to do!
Answer by geminilove at 11:08 AM on Aug. 30, 2010
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Answer by NannyB. at 10:57 AM on Aug. 30, 2010
That's a hard call, but sounds like you really don't want to go anyway, so I'd send him a card and that would be it. Your MIL really should of taking consideration of every one's lives before setting a definite date.......
Answer by zbee at 11:00 AM on Aug. 30, 2010
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