It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I'm actually skipping out on my fiance's family dinner. I am sick of turkey after having at least 4 holiday meals a year for the past 3 years. Plus I'd rather spend the weekend working on our house!
So today my fiance and I were talking about Christmas and how we'd like to spend it this year.His family would always travel to another relative's house on Xmas day for dinner while mine stayed home, opened gifts and ate candy until dinner (we did that this year too!). I personally hate the idea of being out of my house on xmas day...i'd rather sleep in with my husband, open presents together, let our dog tear apart the wrapping paper, watch movies together and have a small meal. He is fine with that but my FILs are going to expect us to do the big family thing. My mom said she doesn;t expcet to see me on xmas but hopefully the day after.
anyone facing similar situations? how did you tell you FILs that you are skipping their dinner without coming across like the bad guy?