- 7 years ago
I was working on something yesterday when my husband called across the room, “Um, your parents want to come here for Thanksgiving.”
They emailed us to say they were thinking of coming down for Thanksgiving weekend, and he saw it before I did.
[We already have plans for both Thursday and Friday; five couples from our Bible study are potlucking, drinking ourselves silly, and crashing at one couple’s house, and then the next morning the girls are all going Black Friday shopping at the outlets near their home, while the guys, I don’t know, play poker or blow stuff up or whatever guys do when we’re not around. 😉 ]
I’m so glad we made plans last weekend, because I was able to just right off the bat tell my mom that, and that Thanksgiving isn’t a great weekend for them to come down.
But seriously?! If we hadn’t already had plans, what kind of impolite is it to be like, “Oh, we’re coming over for this huge holiday – you’re expected to host us” especially considering we live in a four hundred square foot studio apartment with half a kitchen, so it’s not like I’d even be considering attempting to cook a Thanksgiving meal, even if I had issued an actual invitation.
How would you react if you and your new husband decided not to travel for a holiday, and instead your family invited themselves to come to you?