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Are we just an old boring married couple or what?

Every year, my cousin and her DH invite us out to celebrate her birthday & Halloween. We have gone a few times when we've been able to get a sitter and gone to a club to a costume contest. It always SOUNDS like it'll be fun. We have three kids to take trick or treating & they want us to rush through that. Neither me or DH want to go this year because we never have a good time. DH doesn't drink at all, so we always get suckered into driving, making us responsible for getting them home. We get stuck with two people, who NEVER need to drink together, who end up arguing half the night. Then after they make up, we have to practically drag them out to leave! They have both been pestering us about going this year and I've been avoiding answering them. If we say no, they act like we're strange or some thing. Is it us? Are we just not fun?


Asked by Mrs.B3 at 11:19 PM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Relationships

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  • No. Not boring. You sound like grown-ups. I'm tons of fun, and this "thing" you get suckered in to sounds like it sucks. Tell them no, and if they act like you're strange...well so what? At least you're not going. Trick or treating with your kids, then relaxing afterwards sounds like fun.

    Answer by DMac08 at 11:24 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I wouldn't want to deal with them either! DH and I haven't been out on Halloween since we've been together (this is our 5th Halloween together) and we're fine with it. But I wouldn't want to deal with your friends on any (drinking) occasion. We hang out with happy drunks! Lol! I don''t think you're "strange"...I just think it's not your cup of tea.

    Answer by HaydensMama07 at 11:26 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I think that sounds like a positively TERRIBLE time and I would have felt the same way in my early 20's. Don't go, you're *cough, cough* not feeling well.

    Answer by TwoBrownDogs at 11:32 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • LOL, I'm all for drinking, but I can't have a good time with arguing drunks! I also don't want to leave my DH baby sitting THREE drunk people. HAHA. I know my limit though, but my cousin does NOT after all these years. Her DH is a happy drunk, but she is a bitchy drunk. I love my cousin, but not when it's party time. I feel like they just invite us because they know they'll get home safe.

    Comment by Mrs.B3 (original poster) at 11:29 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • We're only 30, but some times I feel super old around them since we have three kids! My cousin and her DH don't have kids, and go out any time they want.

    Comment by Mrs.B3 (original poster) at 11:41 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Tell them you don't want to go. Tell them you would rather spend it with your kids.

    Answer by kansasmom1978 at 11:54 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I agree, they're using you for a designated driver. Don't go. Who cares what they think.

    Answer by dmdblleb at 12:37 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Agree with Kansasmom. Tell them it isn't "your thing" this year. Do what is best for you.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:30 AM on Oct. 30, 2010