Nikki - posted on 11/05/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My husband and I have been wanting to have Christmas day this year to ourselves. We go to all other holiday events, but would like this day for us, especially since he works a lot and we don't want to go out at all that day. His parents are very traditional and anytime we have asked to come at a later time or do a different day there is a meltdown by his mother. We once wanted to go on vacation on my daughters birthday, since it was only weekend my husband had off work, and she flipped out saying it was "her day." We were planning on asking if we could do a different weekend or she could even have a party at her house if she wanted to or come to our house another day, but she had such a meltdown at the suggestion that my husband just left, and she ignored him for weeks. The gathering on Christmas is at his grandparents which is an hour away and to be honest a very stuffy environment. How would you deal with a situation like this?