In an attempt to not offend any of our extended family this year, Seon and I decided that us and the boys would celebrate Christmas at home this year. In the past, we would drive to The Can to visit my family on Christmas Eve and then come back to Funkytown to have dinner with his family on Christmas day. Needless to say, that is very tiring for us.
Well, I tell my mom about our plans, but evidently Seon didn’t think to share the news with his. Now his mom is upset because we didn’t come to Christmas dinner and I’m not quite sure how to make it right. I know it’s not actually my place to do so, but I value the relationship that I have with my MIL.
In the end, we did what we felt was best for our family and I’m glad that we did. I was able to prepare a grand dinner for our family and I wasn’t exhausted after it was all over.
Sometimes you might rough a few feathers as you grow and start to do things the way you want. You can’t please everybody all of the time. It’s not worth the effort even trying. I’m starting to realize this more and more as I strive to be the mother and wife that I want to be.