Anyone else think this is crazy rude? rant coming

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Anyone else think this is crazy rude? rant coming

My inlaws are coming from England for a visit. They come about every 2 months. They have decided to arrive on Christmas day. ...at an airport over 2 hours away. Which means my husband will not really be spending Christmas with the family, he will be in the car picking them up. As if that is not bad enough. Our wedding anniversary is the 26th, which means we will be entertaining them instead of having an anniversary together. Then, they are staying until January 10th. The reason this makes me so mad is...with my last two children I have went into labor one week early, which of course is when he will be driving over 4 hours to take them back and forth to the airport. I just don't get why they wouldn't wait and come after the baby is born.
Aghhhhh. It irritates me so much.

Anyway, sorry for the rant.

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I think it is. They should have picked a better time to come. Though maybe you can make them watch your other kids while you and DH go on a nice long date for your anniversary. It's the least they could do, but to expect you guys to drive them back when YOU are DUE! That is ridiculous to me. They should have stayed longer or just flat out waited till baby came to come visit.

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Agreed - super insensitive. Maybe you guys could sent them along their way in a cab or something because I know if I was in labor I wouldn't want DH driving 4 hours round trip instead of being with me.

And as far as your anniversary goes, I agree, I would ask them to watch the kids for you. About Christmas, I'd just be mad in general.

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I'm sorry but I think you're being selfish.

They live miles away from you, why can't you put yourself out for a few days? I'm sure they would love to watch your kids whilst you go celebrate your anni too!

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They can't rent a car?

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I should probably clarify that the part I don't agree with is the timing is around the time you are due. I agree with Amanda, why can't the rent a car? It's the fact that the expect you to usher them around when you could go into labor any time. Them coming on your anniversary may not have been the most considerate but like I said before, take advantage of it and have them watch the kids while you and DH have a NICE date.

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Yes - its the timing of the due date that would be the worst. I'd be d@mned if my dh missed the birth of our child to take ANYONE to the airport. The Christmas thing is annoying too, if you guys have kids its sad that their dad won't be there Christmas day.