See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
Total Votes: 33
Total Votes: 33
Sibling A lives near parents. Sibling B lives 30-40 minutes away.
Sibling A has a 1 story home with one step up into the home. Sibling B has a multi level home with several steps up into the home.
Sibling A would not have to rearrange rooms to make accomadations. Sibling B would have to bring dinner room set (table & chairs plus all food) down onto the main level.
Sibling A has children. Sibling B does not.
Sibling A has Christmas Day off with no children until around 1pm. Sibling B has to work til about 4pm on Christmas Day.
Mother of sibling has medical issues which cause her to be wheelchair bound for an indefinite amount of time (most likely will be in wheelchair at Christmas). Both siblings are willing to make Christmas dinner & have parents & other sibling over for Christmas.
If YOU were the mother which house would you prefer to go to that day? Mind you the sibling not hosting would be coming to the other sibling's house as well.
Someone suggested I make everything & take it to my parents' house. I think this is a great idea & I am going to run it by my mom. All she would need to do is let me use her kitchen around 4pm. I have everything already planned for dinner.
And another thing I remember from years past... My ex & I have the only grandkids on his mom's side of the family. ExIn Laws always served dinner around 11 or 12... like LUNCH time! And they would want us to be there around 10am. It's an hour drive to their house. Which means if we had to be there at 10 we would have to leave at 9am. In order to make that happen ex & I would have to get up at 7am to get everyone ready. My mom always said that was ridiculous. Especially on Christmas Day to have the kids rush through opening gifts with us & from Santa. She said everyone should come to US or do it on OUR time, not theirs. So why shouldn't I do it here then?