- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
So. We live 6 hours away from my FI children. He is allowed to see them whenever he chooses and we do at every chance we can. We see them every time they have a three day (or more) weekend, get them most holidays all spring break and all summer. We (my fiancé, his ex-wife and I) all get along very well.
So, this weekend the children have a three day weekend and we naturally want to see the children, which his ex wife as usual is totally fine with.
FI and I both own businesses, while he also works a full time job for the government (thankfully his contract is up in July as it’s a lot of work!) and his ex wife also works a full time job in her state 6 hours away.
Well, his ex wife does not have off on Monday which puts a kink in our plans. We normally meet half way and exchange children that way. Since she can’t do that this time we will be driving the full distance to Her state on our own.
We were discussing this with her, and mentioning getting a hotel as it’s not fees able to spend 24 full hours of the three days driving (six hours there, six hours back, then there and back again to return them) but a hotel will get very costly. The children are young 7&8 and will not want to just sit around in a hotel, so we will need lots of activities (all indoor as we live in an area that’s heavily snowed ATM) food, etc etc so needless to say on top of everything else it will get very very pricey. While bouncing off the ideas with her she mentioned we could just stay at her house and she could go and stay with her father or boyfriend.
Now, while we get along…. I think that’s the weirdest thing I have ever heard of, especially since she has no guest room and offered us hers…..uh?
I mentioned it to fiancé who agreeded and said he would tell her….. Well, I guess he thought something other than what I thought was weird because he came back with..
I told XXX that it would be really weird if we stayed at her house without her there, so she is going to stay and we cam get up an air mattress and set us a “fort” in the living room with the boys…. (We do the fort thing often….at our home of course)
uh??? That’s just as effing weird in my opinion!!! if not weirder. I feel like I am watching some strange movie as this is all attempting to work itself out, and I have found myself hoping that the weather will permit the travels…
how do I mention to him I think the whole thing is odd? or am I totally over-reacting?