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Advice Anyone?

So the plan is for me and Scott to go to GA for Thanksgiving and CO for Christmas. Just because that's what days off are like, I'll therefore be spending like 3 days back home and then a week meeting Scott's folks. (He's very excited about this.) I talked to Mom tonight though and she's kind of upset that this is the first Christmas I won't be home--there was snifflinf involved. I was surprised she was that way about it as we'd been discussing it a while. Long story short she offered to pay for the extra trip if I took another plane ride from CO to GA for the 26th to the 29th.

I feel kinda trapped in a no-win here. If I take the trip Scott will be disappointed; if I don't Mom will be. This is balanced also with the fact that I can spend the rest of my life with Scott but my Mom's probably only got a few years left (she turns 70 in February, though she remains in largely good health).

Anyone got any advice on how to navigate this baby??

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caitri
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: Ah, the holiday season of greetings and cheer
I'm fit to be tied at this point. I've tussled with Scott, talked to Andrew twice, and I think I'm just gonna lock Ma and Scott up and let them fix it.

GRRR.
caitri
Nov. 1st, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: Ah, the holiday season of greetings and cheer
PS Mom would be paying for the whole to and from GA thing. Another part of why Scott's upset is he already bought more expensive tickets cos I didn't want to fly separately to CO so he got round-trip when he won't be using one ticket, and so if I don't use the other that's just more money wasted. And I offered to pay him the difference and he was like "no no" and he's also worried about the "sustainability" of us having this argument every year. And he doesn't want me to "be a martyr" trying to keep everyone happy and then exhausting myself (pfft) and I really just want to tear my hair out. That said what I think I most wanna do is spend the week as planned in CO, fly to GA, and then take the train back to DC. I think that's what'd make me happy.
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