family reunion

United States
August 16, 2008 8:59pm CST
I have a family reunion that I am going to tomorrow. I have not been to one on this side of the family for many years. It is my mother's side of the family and since she chooses not to attend, she never bothers to tell us when it is because she doesn't think we need to go. Now what is wrong with this picture? We are adults now and if we decide we want to go then that is our decision not hers! We are not really sure why she does not want to associate with that particular part of the family, but that is her choice. I promised an aunt that I would come. Do you go to your family reunions? If you don't go, why not? Are there relatives there that you choose not to associate with?
1 response
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
17 Aug 08
i do attend family reunions whenever it is not a conflict to my prior obligations or when i am not working. it is a fun way to get intouch with your relatives especially to those you have not met in many years. talk to your mom about how you feel. make her understand that you are big enough to do decisions for yourself. make her feel that you can be trusted. that's one important thing to consider, too.
• United States
17 Aug 08
There is no talking to my mom. The world revolves around her and if you do something she doesn't like there is H*** to pay! She knows that I make my own decisions, but she doesn't like it when they go against hers! Thanks for your comment!