Holidays got me down
My husband always works on the holidays as does his sister and her husband. His family lives about an hour and a half away from us. We always try to see his side of the family for Christmas. My in-laws won’t plan something if his sister can’t be there, but his sister has the attitude of "if I work, I work, if I don’t I don’t." Do other people have this issue? To make matters worse, my in-laws don’t want to get together this year because they are watching my sister-in-law’s kids on Christmas so she can work. It seems really unfair to me that my kids’ grandparents can’t see my kids on Christmas because they are too busy with their other grandkids. This is just the example for this year but there is a similar story every year. It feels like the grandparents and his sister don’t give a hoot about our family or their other son’s family. It really upsets me and makes me mad!