My husband and I have wanted to get away on a warm weather trip for a few years and have been saving to go and take our kids with us. They’re 12 and 14 and think that will be happening over March break, but we want to surprise them and take them away to Hawaii over the holidays. Why not have a warm weather Christmas?!
Most of our families are sad we won’t be together over the holidays but they understand we just want some family time with just the four of us. We’re making sure to spend family time with everyone before we leave. What we didn’t expect was my brother-in-law and his family going ahead paying for it! Surprise!
I’m incredible flattered but I just can’t accept it. My husband on the other hand doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. He says it’s because we have been really helpful to his brother’s family – we let them live with us when they were struggling – and this is their way of saying thank you, but I think this is totally unnecessary and just too much. We helped them because it was the right thing to do and expected nothing in return. The arguments between my husband and I have put a huge damper on the trip and the holiday and I don’t know what to do. Do I accept the offer or stand my ground?
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