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November 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm #860371

We’re going to my FIL’s for Thanksgiving, which is only about 25 minutes away. My mom already is all “So you’ll be with us for Christmas, right?” Christmas Eve is always at my mom’s though because my husband’s family doesn’t do anything on Christmas Eve. It’s small, just 5 of us, on the eve. And on Christmas I see different relatives than I do on Christmas Eve. But my husband likes seeing his niece and nephews open gifts, and I feel like it’s not really fair to ask him to come to be with my family after he was already with part of my family the night before. But I don’t want us to split to go to different places on Christmas now that we’re married. Unfortunately to see my family on Christmas is about a 1 hour 45 minute drive one way, so going to his dad’s which is 25 minutes away is much more appealing. And I see my family often for birthdays and such as it is, so I don’t feel like I have to be with them on the big holidays anymore. I’ll be seeing them twice within the next 3 weeks for birthday celebrations. I’m rambling now, but basically, I don’t like this time of year as an adult because of familial obligations imposed by my mom.