Ok, my husband, me, and my 2 year old made a long 8 hour flight to visit my mom, dad, and 2 sisters last Christmas in Alaska. It was beautiful and we loved it. So my mom right now, it talking about sending us back up to her for Christmas. Well, I have a couple issues
1. Hard traveling with a pottytraing 2 year old
2. Financial- Husband's job dont know if they can let him off for 2 weeks again, because he took his two weeks in July
3. I WANT parents to visit me. We have plenty of room, and I have lots of activities planned
4. FINANCIAL!! Its hard for us to travel at this time.
I love my mom but sometimes she gets upset quickly and I'm not one for confrontation. Imma talk to my dad first, but what should I say? I'm so nervous! I dont want to hurt anyone!
We are even offering to pay for tickets during income tax.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by MarlyeGirl at 2:24 PM on Oct. 20, 2008
Answer by Pat-S at 2:24 PM on Oct. 20, 2008
I would tell them first and foremost you'd REALLY love to make the trip up there, but then list out the reasons, stressing your husband's job first. Then, the financial; your child; and lastly you wanting them to visit. The reason I chose this order is b/c you need to be prepared for any "comebacks" they might have (ex/ they might offer to pay if you say financial), but with a job situation, it's more understandable (you CAN'T go b/c he has to work). AND stress your offer to pay for their tickets!
If they offer suggestions to combat everything you've listed, just be diplomatic about it and say that you won't be able to make it up there this year but are very sad about it. OR suggest an arrangement: you go up one year, they come down the next, etc.
Be prepared! I wish you good luck and hope things work out.
Answer by NovaChk at 2:33 PM on Oct. 20, 2008
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Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 4:57 PM on Oct. 20, 2008
ooohhhh, mom2queenie2004, GOOOOOD point!!!!
Answer by NovaChk at 5:22 PM on Oct. 20, 2008