I have no idea how you sort these issues out custardtart! Good luck. It sounds like you need it!
QUOTE (custardtart @ 07/12/2009, 07:52 AM)
Mind you, this isn't really about Christmas, this is about the mechanations of a dysfunctional family.
I hear you! We have 2 dysfunctional families to deal with!
QUOTE (custardtart @ 07/12/2009, 08:20 AM)
LOL Cookieluck, it was trying to introduce this 'sensible' suggestion that led to all the dramas! Apparently we are just not sensitive enough to other people's needs on the day.
I got off the phone with FIL pretty annoyed last night as SIL told DH that we are doing Christmas for the ILs on Boxing Day. But the ILs are very upset as they will be spending Christmas day alone, so they want someone to go and see them Christmas just so they aren't alone even though we will all be there the day after. They are the most precious pedantic bunch passive aggressive dysfunction I have ever met in my life!
Oh and to top it off FIL said that he doesn't care about my family or SIL's ILs, it's all about them apparently
Well they will be alone Christmas day and I hope they think about why!