Tell me what you think.
MIL and SFIL are in town for a week to help out. This is very nice of them, and I appreciate all the help I can get! On Friday, they want to go cut down their Christmas tree at a farm that isn't too far from where we live. I have agreed, much to my dislike of doing this, to take DD out of school so that she may go with them. My MIL really wants Conor and I to go, too. I don't want to go since it's going to be quite cold, and it takes her FOREVER to pick out a tree. I feel like if she would just pick one, it'd be okay, but that's not how she works. I told her that I get to choose if we go or not, not her. Well, now she's whining about how important it is, what a great family tradition, etc. Well, it's not OUR family tradition (yet. We plan to do this when the kids are older and will enjoy it more). She's like "I can handle both kids, you can stay home. Makes me want to rip out my hair! I told her that if I don't go, Conor doesn't go. Now she keeps looking at me like she's sad or disappointed, and I haven't even confirmed if I'm going or not! Some other reasons I'm unsure about going are the following: I'd have to take the truck. The kids don't ride in the truck, and since it doesn't technically belong to us (a neighbor lent it to us), I can't have SFIL drive it. So both kids would have to ride with the ILs. While this doesn't bother me, I don't want Conor to be away from me too long if he's fussy, and he hates car rides (Okay, he hates his car seat ). I'm also concerned with the trip to the farm overlapping with feeding time for Conor and/or nap time for him or his sister. While it's not a big deal for DD, I don't want to mess up his schedule too much. Again, see above where I said it'd be okay if MIL would just pick out her tree instead of having to hike acres to find it.. DH wouldn't be going. He has to work. And.. Lastly, I feel perfectly fine driving down to the local farmer's stand and just buying a tree there.. Ahh, I guess I'm getting worked up over nothing. What do you guys think I should do?