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