I get along with my FIL, but DH's sisters are really tough cookies. I really need to fake it around them. Their sarcastic humor is pretty offending at times especially since they are all stick and bones and always find a way to throw in the fat jokes for some occasion. I, of course, slowly start to feel my insides curling up in a ball because I am the only big person in the room.
They have been asking if we will show up for tomorrow, and the only reason I kinda want to go is for my FIL. I know it will make him feel good to have his 3 children together especially since he's been having a dramatic separation from his wife for the past year. BUT the situation is always awkward to me. We went last year and DH & one of his sisters were going at it right before we sat down to eat that I had to tell him to shut cuz it was going nowhere and I had to remind him to be the bigger person and let her be the drama queen that he is.
Should we make an appearance?
Again, I sympathize with FIL because I am a parent and I would want to have my kids there on important holidays, but I have a problem with putting my feeling first. My grandma is having her annual get together but because of her dementia we will be getting together at 2pm which would allow time if we decide to go with DH's side.
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Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 12:38 PM on Nov. 24, 2010
I would go for dessert, that way when you have had enough of their attitudes, you can say that the kids have to get to bed & you have to go. Spend time with your FIL while the wicked sisters put out dessert! LOL! Then I would try every dessert that there is & smile with my mouth full!!! Be all laughs & that will piss them off that they are not aggravating you. Have a great Thanksgiving! :)
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