Not going on vacation because his mother doesn't want us to......

Theresa - posted on 12/14/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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We were supposed to leave for Tennessee tonight for our first family vacation. I have a limited window of opportunity because I'm out of school AND work for three weeks. We have never gone anywhere together in six years. Well his mom called me last night telling me that we're stupid for going, we aren't going to have any fun, and she'll PAY ME not to go. I kept my cool and told her we're going, that's that. Well I guess she told him we're selfish brats for going (on the contrary- she's selfish for intervening in our family vacation!) and he decided on cancelling. Because his mommy said no??

He's 26 years old, we have two kids, in what universe is it his mother's decision when or where we go on vacation?

This is not the first time she's been an issue. How do I get her out of our family decision making? It's a delicate subject, though I wasn't very delicate about it this morning. >=/

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Michelle - posted on 12/14/2012

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To start off with I wouldn't be telling her anything about your plans. I would also be telling my husband that it's time he grew up and stopped being a mummy's boy. He needs to cut the apron strings and if he's not willing to then you need to get out.

IMO, if he's still doing whatever his Mother demands then he's not going to change in a hurry, he'll need a wake up call to decide what he really wants in life, his Mum or his family (you and the kids).

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