How do you split the holidays?

Jennie - posted on 10/26/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Before the birth of our son, my husband and I never really had to worry about who's family to go to for the holidays. Christmas was always easy because we would visit my family on Christmas Eve, and his on Christmas day. As for Thanksgiving and Easter, we would go where ever we wanted, lots of times splitting up so he could see his family and I could see mine.



However, now that our son is here, it is very important to stay together during the holidays and go to the same place. I just don't know how to do this without upsetting our families. Of course everyone wants us to go to their house so they can see the baby....but they live too far apart to go to one family for dinner, and then the other family for dessert. Unfortunately we have to choose where to go for the day.



I was thinking which ever family we see for Thanksgiving, we would see the other family for Easter. Or, we can see one family on Thanksgiving day, and the other family that same weekend so we can still celebrate the holiday with both sides.....same for Easter. Or should we always go to the same family for Thanksgiving, and always go to the other family for Easter?



How do you handle the holidays with your extended families? Wow, I used the word "family" a lot in this post, lol:)

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We do the Christmas Eve and Day split as well. We almost always go to my brother's for Thanksgiving, my husband's family is often drama filled thanks to his aunts. My dad asked us this year if we would like to have Thanksgiving with him and my step mom. We had already made plans, so we changed it to a Thanksgiving like dinner on another day.



We don't visit family on Easter. Some of that is because for years a convention we went to was that weekend. For us, Easter is egg hunting, church, and brunch. Nothing really special, in the realm of family get togethers.



I would suggest switching. So, one year you go to your family for Easter and your in-laws for Thanksgiving. Then reverse it the next year.

Jennie - posted on 10/27/2012

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Thanks Jazmyne for your suggestion:) We are toying around with a few ideas....especially with Thanksgiving less than a month away!

Jazmyne - posted on 10/26/2012

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I suggest an every other year thing. One year thanks giving with his family, the next year with yours same with easter. And keep them fair. This year Easter with your's, Thanksgiving with his. Next year Easter with his, Thanksgiving with yours. Or you could try to host one of these holidays to bring your extended families together.

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