So, I was kinda cursing NaBloPoMo and wondering what the heck I was going to post tonight, when my husband gave me a topic.
Kids in bed, we're cleaning up kitchen, and he says, just want to float something by you. Haven't done anything, but want to get your reaction.
He says, how about if we get together with my parents this coming weekend? Try to meet up halfway in between? (they are 2 hours away)
Dum dum dum.
Uh, why? Is the immediate question. He says he's just sick of the cards and the passive aggressive e-mails after the cards and this just isn't working and maybe we just need to try something else. Plus, she heard we were all sick and sent a nice e-mail offering to come down and help out.
I want to scream hell no, but instead I say, I have a hard time seeing how this would play out.
He says he knows I've been worried that our traveling to my parents for Thanksgiving will just piss them off.
I say yes, but what I mean is that I fear it'll just ratchet up the crazy again. Otherwise, I don't care, and I only care about the crazy because not dealing with them is really working for me. And honestly? If we do this, then we're just in it all again, and there's Christmas, and expectations, and we're right back into having to go up there all the time and her getting mad when we don't follow her desires completely.
He agrees, but says he just can't take where we are with them anymore.
UGH. So now I am thinking about it.
Hell, I know what I think.
4 days ago