One of my friends from high school is getting married early next year.
Her wedding is midweek, in the afternoon and it’s my husband’s first day back at work. He is management and cannot ask to leave early on that day as he is in charge of the new staff.
Anyway, the issue I have is that by then I will have 4 kids (aged 6mths – 9yrs), two of which are high needs and don’t actually like people outside our family, so having a baby sitter would be stressful for them. Plus it’s too much to expect anybody to watch four children, even without special needs in the mix.
We really aren’t close, only see each other once every few years, and I feel we don’t have anything in common anymore. She has recently had a falling out with friends from high school that she was really close with, so I feel like she is really depending on me to be there.
So how would you say you can’t attend without coming across as finding excuses?