I'll make a long story short. DH and I met online and had a long distance relationship. He lived 700 and some miles away. My parents met him for the first time about 2 months before we got married. He's been here with me for 3 years now.
Every summer we take a trip back to his home State so we can visit his family. So a business trip came up for me in Chicago that's a drivable distance from DH's home town, after a lot of pondering, negociations, check on custody dates etc I've decided to combine my business trip with a family vacation.
I asked my mom if she would be willing to come and join us, fly with DD to Chicago ; My mom was all for it I told her, she wanted to fly to Chicago asap and spend the week there, take care of DD while I'm working . Then I told her the Friday after I'm done working, we drive down to DH's home town, stay the weekend and fly from there come back home and that's when she told me ; " I'm not sure I'm feeling up to going with you there" I was kinda stunned. This would be her chance to see where DH comes from, meet his mom, meet his sister and niece and all ... When I told DH he said ; I swear if your mom doesn't put in the effort to come and meet my family when she's RIGHT THERE, I'm never going to another family gathering on your side again.
What do you think ?
FYI My mom would be staying in a hotel !!! I'm not making her stay in someone's home.