Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Splitting Holidays

I remember one year, either the first or second that Pete and I were together, and the holiday was so crazy. We spent so much time apart, so much time rushing from one family to another and then back, we didn't enjoy it. We spent more time in the car than at the dinner table.

I remember saying, "Next year, we are a package deal. We go somewhere, stay, go to the next family, stay, the end."

This year, we are traveling North together in the same car, so we really will be a package deal. We can't both go our separate ways because we'll only have one vehicle. But I'm still unsure of how we will split our time. We don't even have a rough plan.

Traditionally, my family eats early and is done with turkey by 2pm. Then, we either host dessert or go to my aunt's for dessert. Pete's family, as far as I understand, has dinner all day long, starting at 2pm and ending when everyone gets tired.

snoopy thanksgiving

I vaguely recall missing both turkeys last year, which is not what I want to happen.

It's harder this year because we are living ten hours away from our families, so we both want to see our families equally and spend as much time with them as possible. But, at the same time, there has to be some sort of balance.

Top it all off, I love Black Friday shopping, so I would love to go to bed early so I can wake up early. And then, that night is our engagement party so we need to not run ourselves ragged so we can host that.

It's quite a lot to pack in. So, how do you do it?

BRIDAL BABBLE: How do you split holidays with your significant other?

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