After many years of trying to keep everyone happy by each spending Christmas separately with our own families (and thus not with each other) in different states across the country, or together with my MIL, my partner and I have finally declared that we don't do family holidays anymore, because traveling during holidays is too expensive and stressful. One year's incident that led to this was our musing that we might do something other than spend Xmas with my MIL, which led to her complaining to her coworkers and asking them to call us to tell us what terrible people we were (which they did)! This insanity went on for 15 years, and the last 4 years of holidays at home alone or with friends, with a phone call to our families, has been a welcome change.
The Family Holiday Tap Dance
|11/13/12 9:32 PM|