||[Oct. 20th, 2015|12:04 am]
The Question Club
Do you have relatives that always have to host a holiday dinner (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.) and act like they have "dibs" on the holiday?|
Last year, my sister told my dad and my stepmother that she was going to Europe with her husband and son, and that they weren't going to be over for Passover. They decided that they would celebrate Passover with her in-laws that live in Europe - at that point in time, my sister had not met her in-laws who live outside the country. My stepmom hosts Passover, Thanksgiving, and pays for us to go out on Christmas (we're Jewish, that's what we do), and when my stepmom heard the news, she completely lost her shit on my sister. This was in February or so when she told us, and the holiday is in April, and she completely blew up at my sister and told her that she had been planning Passover for weeks, how could you do this without telling me first, all this nonsense.
Another year, my mother wanted to host Thanksgiving and of course, my stepmother took it as a personal attack.
Does anyone else have this in their family? Have you ever had to deal with relatives/in laws when perhaps you wanted to host a holiday? Why do people think they own the holiday?