- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
To preface: We went to Christmas at a family members house. Darling Husband and I showed up 2 hours early because I was misinformed when we should arrive. We thought it was a lunch but actually a dinner. Dh and I had previously made plans for dinner and were planning to leave by 2.
What happened: Everyone had arrived and we ate appetizers, and opened presents. Surprisingly everyone was geting along and we were having fun, I wispered to dh that we should just stay for dinner and he agreed .. becuase we were having a blast. Then my mom announced to the group that “Jack and Jill didn’t want to go to church on Sunday, what heathens!” My dad then made a remark to my uncle “There comes a time when the man of the house has to put his foot down” somewhere along the one minute judgement.
It seriously made me mad. My grandparents are uber religious, my parents are every now and then religous, and Fi and I are not church goers. We do bible study but I do not like church services. So, I stood up and annocunced we were leaving. It was actually good timing because it was after 2, more like 2:45.. And dinner was yet to be ready… But we would have just stayed had this not happened.
Ive put up with a lot from them, their arguing when we visit, my parents drinking (which may have been the reason for the outburst), and the fact they’ve alienated a lot of the family by their behavior. My sister has not spoken to them in years and we were all just invited to join the family events agian this year.
I thought my parents would get the hint that I was mad when I didn’t hug either goodbye. Nope my mom called to tell me what a lovely time they had and they were sorry we had to leave “early.” Darling Husband is totally laid back about the whole thing, saying that jthey are just the way they are.
I’m wondering if I should just sweep this under the rug as just them or really let them have it. Or maybe im over recating? Thoughts?