Every year on Christmas, we go to my inlaws house...and every year Christmas there is getting suckier! Last year was terrible...my husband insisted we get there ASAP to be there to open presents with his family. Well we got there at noon...and his family was still wrapping gifts! So whatever...I didn't care at that point. Well a few hours later gifts still weren't wrapped because his sisters are so lazy and were procrastinating. Finally at 7 they opened gifts...and I was excited because we hadn't eaten all day and I thought right after we would eat.
How wrong I was! Everything was done and was sitting there for hours getting cold...but oh no we couldn't eat it because the "special dish" hasn't been made yet! Finally at 9, I got p.o.ed and told my husband I was freaking starving! He told me I could just start eating the food that was done. So I went in the kitchen and started digging in...only to have his family come in and start yelling how I can't eat yet! Finally at 10:30 I put my foot down and told DH I want to leave ASAP. Our Christmas dinner ended up being burgers and fries from the only fast food restaurant in a 60 mile radius that was open! I went home almost crying because how bad Christmas was. And it didn't help that DH kept ditching me and leaving me sitting alone so he could watch tv with his dad. His sisters don't necessarily like me....they tolerate me but that is it so I ended up not being talked to most of the day.
Now I have a toddler this year and a newborn. I will be tired and not in the mood for the 2 hour drive...plus I couldn't imagine making my toddler sit there without food...they wouldn't even let us have snacks! I'm not in the mood for another ruined Christmas. DH makes a face when I even suggest not going. I told him he can go and take our kids but no...he refuses to go without me. Any ideas?
I would refuse to go..was this at the night time like 9:00 you still hadnt eaten ? If so thats disgraceful and i would explain to your DH what happened last time and you are not putting up with that again..even more so now you have a toddler and newborn
You could even say how you want your own little family dinner in your own home
Hope it works out for you
I am shocked that you've put up with this at all! I point blank refuse to do anything other than have a family Christmas, just the three of us. Put your foot down now and insist you all stay home together and then hopefully he won't be expecting to go to his parents' house again next year. You can always go Christmas Eve or Boxing Day?
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