So last year my OH mum (my MIL) went away for Christmas and didn't ask OH or his sister to their christmas and didn't even buy them a present, she put $50 in their bank account and at the time we were so broke it didn't go very far. Shes never really been that interested in spending time with OH or his sister at all but she cries to OH saying his sister never visits and then cries to his sister saying OH doesn't visit! It's weird! I swear she wants them to hate each other, shes always bitching about them to each other and then pretending to the other one that nothing happened. Like for example, she'll borrow money to OH's sister then tell her shes got no problem and she loves doing things for her, then cry to OH that his sisters ungrateful and doesn't appreciate it and that she didn't want to give her the money. Okay so to the point, this year his mum has organised a huge Christmas at her place that goes from the 23rd of April to the 9th of January! Shes done that just so she can have Lacey (our baby girl) for Christmas and New Year. I hope she doesn't literally expect us to stay there for that long though because we're not. 1) I've never spent a christmas away from my family and I don't plan to. Obviously I have to share, but can't she be fair? OH completely agrees and we're spending half of christmas with my family and half with his. 2) She never cared about spending christmas with him before, 3) she didn't even like me when we first got together! I understand like I have to share Lacey with both, but I just think thats a bit selfish and I just hope she doesn't really expect us to stay away from home for that long, because we won't. I guess we'll come and go but thats just unrealistic. Sorry really long!