I am so angry at my family, I don't know what to say. I know I am in Bosnia and have no time off to get home for Christmas (it is not a holiday here), but there is a holiday in early Jan and I will be going home then. But I have two brothers and a sister in the UK, and NONE of them have invited my parents for Christmas! My sister has chosen that time to go skiing - OK maybe there were reasons for that, but I don't know of any. One of my brothers has invited them for boxing day - but won't travel an hour to fetch them so they have to go by coach. The other brother, who lives ten minutes' drive away from my parents' house, is the worst. My sister in law always prefers to have family Christmas alone with their two girls, and leaves the rest of us to invite each other. But this year, when she knows that my 90 year old parents will be alone, she is not offering even to drive over to see them for a short while, let alone invite them for a meal, so my mother will not see her grand daughters. And my brother is bowing to pressure because he does not want to upset her. My mother is making light of it, but I know she is really hurt. I can do nothing except send them a large parcel of chocolates etc and make a long phone call. Am I wrong to be angry? For years my mother prepared Christmas for us all and now that she can't, you would think that they would reciprocate. It is not as if there is any problem with my parents - they are good company and love being with their children and grandchildren. OK now I am ranting, I will stop.
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12/19/04 at 12:33am