I was raised in Foster Care and I don't have any real family so I have been spending the last 14 years going to my aunt in laws house for every single holiday. I have a 5 year old and 1 year old and my aunt in laws house is not kid proof and they are the only kids there which causes the oldest to get bored and act up. For Christmas I decided to spend the holiday home with the kids so they can enjoy their new toys in the comfort of their own home. DH is ok with this and so is his mom but DH's aunt in law and others say I am keeping the kids away from them but yet nobody comes to our house which is 20 min away to see them. They never approach DH with this its always me. He says to ignore them because if he doesn't have a problem with us staying home for holidays then why should I care what they say. I'm tired of bringing the kids to their house when they show no real effort and I'm tired of not being able to enjoy the holidays with my kids. How do you handle being the "bad guy" if you would rather stay home? Easter is approaching and once again I plan to stay home? I don't like conflict but they are my kids and I feel that because I have been listening to them for so long that they think if they keep arguing with me about my decision then I will change my mind. I'm trying to stand my ground but its hard when they are the only family I know.
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