First let me start by saying that my mom can get very jealous, selfish and crazy. lol This Easter falls on my parents anniversary this year. Every Easter we go to my inlaws after church for lunch and they have an Easter egg hunt for the kids. We have done this since we have married. What has changed about the day is we used to go to church with parents and now (for the last two years, this will be the third Easter) we go to the same church as my inlaws. We don't see my parents on Easter. Now that their anniversary is on that day, she keeps mentioning it, like it gives us reason to go to their house. In my mind she should be having fun with my dad that day. I know it is just a reason to get us away from the inlaws. She wants to see all the kids in their "cute church outfits and in a good mood, not cranky after a long day at their other grandparent's house". And she is talking about ALL her grandkids. My brothers also go to their inlaws that day. So I bet they are hearing it as well. The comments she makes and how she talks about it really just make me not want to see her at all that day. She starts comparing every holiday and how we see my inlaws more. Which we do see them more in everyday life but we really try to make the holidays equal. If she would've said "I know you go to you inlaws for lunch and the egg hunt that day but I was wondering if every could get together with your dad and I for dinner since it is our anniversary" I would gladly oblige. I guess this is a vent more than anything. My mom and I really don't click and only get along because I ignore half of what she says. Anyway, if you read this all, thanks. Any advice in this situation? Or anything I should say because I know that most likely we will cut our day short at my inlaws just so I don't feel guilty about not seeing my parents and then everyone (dh, the kids and even me) will be grumpy the rest of the day. Ugh.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by missanc at 2:53 PM on Mar. 17, 2011
1) I have never felt the need to visit my parents on their wedding anniversary. HOWEVER, we did make sure to be with my inlaws on their 50th wedding anniversary... and i will do the same for my parents on their 50th.
2) why not just invite your parents to go to church with you that day.
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