Alright beautiful Mouths of Mums Community, I have a shocker of a question for you!
Imagine that you are invited to a wedding, interstate, at the BUSIEST time of the year!
There’s a few hurdles you have to navigate through in order to be able to go- firstly your spouse needs to get leave approved from work, which is challenging during the Holiday period. You also need to find someone to look after your half a dozen kids- you’re taking two with you. And everything needs to align regarding interstate boarders.
All things go to plan, you RSVP agreeing to go… and then in the middle of the night your spouse receives a call from the father of the bride telling him that:
1. You have to make the 12 hour drive, opposed to flying, because
2. You have to bring your spouse’s parents
It may not seem like a big deal at first, however, you and your spouse already discussed making the drive and he was dead against it as he’s the only one driving and is concerned for the children’s well-being (they are only aged 2 and 1) as well as how he would fair on the journey and if we would crash and die from exhaustion on the drive.
Your spouse agrees, because the father of the bride doesn’t allow him to have any other option and becomes agitated at the mere mention that you don’t have a 6 passenger vehicle to accommodate that sort of journey- you have a big family, so there apparently is no reasonable excuse for not being able to load 6 people into a car when you have more than that number of kids alone… even though they know you don’t have a car, they expect you to come up with a solution- like hiring one!
How would you get out of it?!? Can you even get out of it?!?
If you do go, you and your little ones are going to be trapped in a car listening to three adults speaking as well as screaming (your in-laws fight with each other nonstop) in another language for roughly 12 hours, and your spouse will still be the only driver- making the journey no safer than previously discussed!
Unfortunately I now believe the only reason we were even invited was as my in-laws chauffeurs to the wedding… and something about that simply doesn’t feel right…
They should have just written on the invitation “you’re invited to the wedding, but ONLY if you bring your in-laws with you!”
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated please, I’m happy to hear any solutions or personal experiences xxoo
Posted by someonesmother, 13th December 2021