My husband came home from the IL's the other night (he went to borrow a Wii remote since we have company) and announces to me that they would like to go on a cruise...like the whole family will come... sometime next year.
My thoughts... I went on a short cruise last year and really didn't "love it" like some people do...so to go on a full week or so cruise with people i simply "get along with" isn't appealing. I asked if this suggestion of theirs came with, "and since its our idea we will help with some expenses" (not that that is what you SHOULD expect, but with an idea like that....and wanting everyone to go..you would think maybe?!) well of course the answer was no, they just want everyone to go.
I'm not sure how to approach this...
on one hand this is far from an immediate thing so, who knows where we will be at in our lives in a year!? and maybe we cannot go anyway due to jobs, finances, what have you.
Also, I'm sure, like everything else, DH will want to go without hesitation...I think he already suggested to his parents that he look up cruises and stuff. yikes!
Thirdly, my IL's live possibly as little as 10 miles away from us, we see them whenever we want, and often. My parents/family live 10 and 14 hours away, rarely do I see them. I'm going to be very selfish with this and say that to go on this cruise, I will have to take vacation time for it, which I would always prefer to be used for a vacation to either see MY family or to go away with just my husband. I know that is terrible, but it's how I feel at the moment!
I do believe that even though my negativity is projecting, that if we end up going on the trip it could still be nice and I'm sure we would still have fun. But right now I'm clouded with pessimism.
thanks ladies! advice, thoughts!? am i being irrational!?