I can force myself through most anything *cough*family vacation*cough* once but if they want to do it again this year? Oh no, tradition, I'm committed to annual family vacation for the rest of my life!
Dinner at the local pizza place for my birthday? Okay this year. But if we do it again this year, I'm going to spend every birthday forever picking toppings.
This weekend, Joe is going (alone) to NY to see his family. My family lives in the same area. Am I a bad person for not going? We saw mine for an entire WEEK in June and he hasn't seen his since last November. When he went to NY by himself to see them. See where I'm going here? This is the second time he's gone by himself in the Fall to see his family by himself. It's at tradition! We're going to be penciling this in on the calendar every year now!
And every year, I'll be kinda torn between feeling guilty for not going to spend time with my family, not going with him to see his, and feeling relieved to skip their cold weather and the craziness of trying to split our time between 50 different people.
Plus, right now I'm overjoyed to have a quiet weekend to myself.
Hmm, maybe it's not actually such a bad tradition...