Breaking the budget.
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Breaking the budget.
Family stress. Rather the in-law stress. Lol! I am very uncomfortable around them but of course my husband doesn't always want to go visit them by himself. We're living in Japan now so not nearly so much in-law stress but we're trying to fly back to the states for Christmas so of course we'll be seeing them over the holidays. It'll be more stressful now though because I just want to stay around my family and let him see them by himself or with the kids (no worries-I'm not actually going to do that). I will only be able to see my family for a few weeks and then probably won't see them again for another year (by that time we'll have another child and the baby will already be 9 months old) so I want to make the most of it. Plus my family is a safe environment whereas his family has judged me, lied about me, spread rumors about me, etc so when I'm around them I have to struggle to not shut down and just stay in a secluded corner. But I will do just about anything for my wonderful husband and we get to stay with my parents while we're up there so it really shouldn't be too awful .:-)
being with my inlaws
There is nothing I dread about the holidays except that I tend to get very emotional because of family members that have passed on. This year is going to be extra hard because it is the first Thanksgiving/Christmas without my grandma (I have never not spent a holiday away from her) and my daughter was diagnosed with cancer back in July, so I am pretty sure this is going to be a rough one for me, but other than that I love it all.
Its the first Thanksgiving and Christmas w/o my Mom
Family Stress. Half the people I see on my fathers side of the family for holidays, is the only time of the year i see them at all and most of them i don't get along with because they are drug addicts and in and out of jail and are raising their kids that way, i don't want my to be subjected to people like that.
Quoting Ashley_Carlson:Having to deal with my grandmother.
She must be a doozey?
Family stress, mostly with DS4... his dad and I don't agree on holiday schedule and it has been a huge issue
Disrespect from people just because I am a Christian who is raising my child without a santa or a christmas tree.
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