The holidays are here!
I’m one of those people who adore the holidays, okay, maybe I am a bit obsessed. I love it all! The décor, the excitement, the countdown…
Thanksgiving to me is a beautiful holiday, combining food and laughter and family…what more could a girl ask for?
Except this thanksgiving holiday will be a bit different…
My mom has planned my baby shower (4 weeks to go!) for black Friday evening. I can’t wait! It is a smaller event than my first but only the people dearest to me were invited so it will be nice and intimate.
Since there is all this hoopla for the shower, my mom has decided to postpone *thanksgiving* until next week (only my mom…:).
Coincidentally we got an invitation to go to my Mother in Laws house for Thanksgiving dinner…Perfect!
Except, it is being hosted by one of my sisters in law, that I am not too fond of.
A little background: Without airing ALL of our dirty laundry, I will say that I have done everything in my power to maintain some sort of normal relationship with my sister-in-law. I have closed my eyes to things that I would *never* close my eyes to, turned the other cheek to insults, Shut my mouth tight when the urge to be not so nice arose. I did this because I love my husband so so so much that I would never disrespect any of his family members, because it may be considered disrespectful to him.
Unfortunately this all came to a head over the past year, where ALL THREE of his sisters did something so crazy and insane that I had just about had enough.
All of these things were done separately, and independently. After almost 13 years of this…
So now, we are heading over to my mother in laws house for thanksgiving dinner. I am so nervous because I am actually wondering if I will be able to keep it together. All these years of holding back may backfire into something ugly. I suppose there was just a point along the line where I couldn’t take anymore.
(Not to mention I am within weeks of giving birth and a hormonal mess! Lol)
I have forewarned my hubby that I wasn’t going to take any snide comments, any criticism of my child and certainly no bullying of any kind from her and he agreed.
It should be an interesting Thanksgiving for sure! I plan to enjoy it (no matter what!)
In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Gobble Gobble!
Do you have any tactics to deal with In-Laws?