It was so simple before. Christmas was always spent with my family. No matter where I was, I always 'went home' for the holidays.
Now I'm in a relationship so we're torn between which family to spend Christmas with. Last year his parents came up to my parents place with us!
I'm lost as to what we're going to do this year because my sister is having 'the family' at her house this year (there's no way we're going to be able to pull the kids off of their playstation to go to Nan and Gramps' house).
What do you do and how do you keep it even with spouses and family?
I've got 3 families to go between, 2 on his side (child of divorce) and 1 on mine.
A couple of years ago, we came to a compromise. Over a 4 year period we split it up with his Dad's, my parents, his Mum's and alone with no family. This year is the alone year and I'm hoping we manage it. I'm picturing a small cabin on one of the Gulf Islands with some Cornish game hen and a bottle of wine. Mmm!