Hayden's - posted on 11/26/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
HELP...I need good advice about avoiding Christmas Drama! My husband and I have hosted Christmas at our house since the birth of our daughter five years ago. This year due to some family drama with my Dad, my husband wants me to tell my Mom we won't be doing Christmas this year. I love my Mom dearly and don't want to hurt her feelings, but my dad and husband do not get along and it would be so nice to not have animosity this year at Christmas! No matter how hard my husband tries it is never good enough for my Dad...he always has something negative to say. My husband suggested that I tell my mom that we are going away for the holiday...so I don't hurt her feelings, but I don't want to lie...what's should I do??? My husband allowed my dad to come for thanksgiving and my dad ended up offending my husband and his whole family! I understand where my husband is coming from but I put up with my dad because I don't want to hurt my mom. Even I think it would be a much nicer more peaceful holiday if my dad were not there...what is the right way to break it to my mom?