I know DH was kidding but its annoying. I'm sure that is what everyone is thinking. There she got her way. The problem is I didn't get my way. If I had gotten my way Christmas morning would have been spent alone with just us. Christmas afternoon either we would have traveled to the in-laws new home OR we would have had them travel to us. I wouldn't have had to work Thursday and I could have had a five day weekend.
I however am privileged enough to always have Fridays off. This means that when a holiday lands on a Wednesday I get that day off and work the days around it. I get my usual three day weekend. This means that DH's family will come up Tuesday night, spend Wed w this and leave Wed evening.
The only thing that "went my way" was we had a conversation that took into account everyone schedule. We then determined the best plans. It wasn't dictated to us (as initially presented) but rather a conversation occured. I wish the conversation had not come with daggers but I hope this was a learning experience. Please dont assume. Please TALk to us. Please realize that we are adults with a family of our own and traditions of our own. Pleases dont make plans for us.
Family- gotta love them :)
(p.s. we went to our agency tonight for an adoption day (late) celebration. It was so nice to chat with another A-Mom who also had the same opinion about our tight child care situation in our area. Adoption means you get on a list and wait two years. If you wait long enough you can get into the centers everyone else wants. Oh and I can laugh/sneeze without peeing my pants *HA*)