See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
So, every summer our 2 oldest children (who live with their mom in KY for the school year) come to visit me & my husband in KS. We always have such a great time together, & the past 4 visits we've always drove to St. Louis, MO to meet their mom half-way to exchange the children. This year, my husband really wants to make the whole drive over to KY to see his son & daughter off to school. He's never had that chance, even though they are 9 & 7 years old, due to his obligations in the military. He's been on "talking terms" with his ex since their divorce, for the childrens' sake, & communicates to her pretty regular (if he needs to) when the kids are with us for the summer. He recently let her know our travel plans, as far as taking the kids all the way home & spending a few extra days with them in KY, since he has leave during that time. She then offers to let us stay in an extra bedroom they have in their house while we are there in KY.
Now, while I know it might be weird that I say this, but I honestly wouldn't mind staying with them! I think of it in this way: To the kids, it wouldn't be weird, because they love all of us, & (I think) they would think it would be really cool that they get to see all of us together. They really love their dad because any time with him, he makes it so special. He's so supportive & he makes everything fun when they visit us in KS. That being said, I know for a fact that my husband is uneasy about saying "yes" to staying with her. And I don't have to explain in full detail why! lol. The way she left him, cheated on him, divorced him....enough said. She has her ways about her, & the only thing that concerns me is she might seem to be nice, but she might have a plot afoot. My husband knows her all to well, & the only reason why it's so hard to make a decision yet, is because I'm worried about what it would be like for my husband to sleep in the same house as his ex-wife & wife!
So that's my situation in a nutshell. I guess I just want to know what y'all would do. Would you stay with her if you were me? (Could save money, instead of stay in hotel) Have you ever been in this situation? Thanks ladies!