Thursday, December 20, 2007

You'd Almost Think She Read My Blog...

Shortly after I posted my holiday rant earlier, I got an IM from Farmmom. She'd just got off the phone.

The hosting aunt canceled Christmas Day for the second year running.

I'd be a lot happier about the reprieve if the warning had come earlier so that we could plan an actual holiday meal. We were planning on having a smaller thing Christmas Eve with the family here because of the big to do up there.

Plus, since Prissy Aunt canceled, Grandpa's plans are shot. So, he'll come be with us on Christmas Eve, but we don't really have anything on Christmas Day because of sister in law's work obligations, and our obligations at Prissy Aunt's house.

Next year, I'm not even planning on going. If Farmmom, Farmdad, Grandpa, and me aren't "worth it" too her (a direct quote, because we would be the only ones there... the rest of the family made their own plans) then she's definitely not worth it to me.

Yay family dynamics!

7 comments:

Farm.Dad said...

LOL we will go next year ( assuming auntie prissy dont cancel ) if grandpa wants to . Anyway it just means we get grandpa to ourselves again this year , this is most likely a good thing . Farm mom will talk to him today about getting him down and back, with the weather and his macular degeneration we may well not want him driving down .

Christina LMT said...

It's funny how these things work out, but just think about the stress-reduction, that's "worth it" right there!

mustanger said...

Yeah. If somebody don't think a few relatives are worth it, who needs 'em. I know it's a lousy thing to say, but that ain't generally how we do it in my family.

I recall one year my Mom and sister went to Mom's side's Christmas re-union... it felt like the older generation I'd been comfortable with merely tolerated us. That, on top of catching the flu on the way home, was reason enough not to visit under those circumstances.

Farm.Dad said...

Mustanger , I dearly love my father in law , and farmgirls Uncle Cowboy. Her Aunt prissy , Aunt Cow , and Uncle Zoomie tho are only suitable for squeak toys . Tho i am relieved not to have the batan death march of a Christmas at prissys i am disgusted with her. Grandpa is not in the best of health and one wonders how many more holidays we will be blessed with his company . Its a sad thing when some of the kids would rather lets say intentionally peruse other activity's on the holidays and exclude him . That just dont happen with this end of the family .

Farmmom said...

If I comment I will start on a rant this is not the place to do that.

All I will say here is every dog has his day and they will have theirs.

mustanger... again said...

One thing I forgot to mention... or maybe I said it in another thread about this time... last Sunday I attended the Christmas-time re-union with Daddy's side of the family. Seemed like everybody was happy to have the chance to visit. Some were saying there's not that many left. And grandparents and great aunts and uncles who've died in the last few years... if they feel anything like I do, we're all wishing we'd had more time with them too.

FWIW, in the crowd I was talking about before... the ones that just tolerated us that time... a good many of us wish we'd had more time with a couple of my great aunts who died of cancer about 14 years ago. The more and more of them have died, the less and less that side of the family gets together. If I had to guess, most of my cousins on that side don't know each other all that well.

WW said...

Sorry for the necro-post, but I jsut read this....Sometimes families can be the stoopidist peoples. I have 3 brothers - 2 of which aren't talking any more and the last one doesn't ever make it up to the home state for visits...expects people to come to him. We were supposed to have a big family reunion back in '06 for our parents 50th wedding anniversary...but ALL three weasled out. It's been stated that we won't have another reunion until one of the parents dies. That is the saddest thing....So like I said - families can be the stoopidist peoples.