living our lives
We have raised 4 children and now have 7 grandchildren. The problem we are having is a couple of our children are using their kids to get back at us for a decision we made. We have been going to TX for the winter for the past 5 years and this year we decided to go the first of December. Two of our children do not like the idea that we are going to be gone for Christmas. We are going to celebrate Christmas early. We have celebrated Christmas the past 8 years on the weekend before or the weekend after Christmas as they go to the in-laws for Christmas. They have not called us since we made the decision to go early but they do let us talk to the grandkids when we call. I have continued to send them emails, birthday cards, presents, and the like but they don't make any attempt to communicate with us. They used to call once a week. My question is should we alter our plans for them or do what our other 2 children say to do which is go for it as who knows what the weather may be like the end of December. We feel we have our lives to live too. We only see these children 3 times a year anyway. Would appreciate some feedback as it sure does help to get different points of view.