- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I am looking for opinions on where to spend the holidays. My husband’s mother really wants us to go to brunch at her house, but I think we should be with my family. I feel bad, and I want honest opinions as to whether this is unreasonable.
My husband’s family lives about a half an hour away. We see them at least once a month, usually more like 2 to 3 times a month. My family lives 3 hours away and I see them every few months. We did spend thanksgiving with them but that was mostly because our family dog was dying. Before that, the last time we saw them was July. My husbands aunt is having a big party which we will attend with all of the extended family this weekend.
My husband is also Jewish. His mother is Jewish and he had a bar mitzvah. His father did not convert and they have a large catholic family that all live nearby, hence all the Christmas celebrating. My family isn’t religious anyway, we do a very secular Christmas, so maybe that’s not a fair point.
Also, his grandparents are very old and you never know which Christmas will be their last… But they live very close and they might be at this weekends party.
given all of this, I feel like we should spend the holiday with my family, and spend Christmas Eve with his (my parents and cousins work Christmas Eve). my in laws have always been so nice, and my husband keeps saying she really really wants us there. Any opinions?