I am so nervous for tomorrow after the "seating arrangement problem" from Thanksgiving. Those of you who didn't read it my MIL put Kellen at the opposite end of the table from me, between her and SFIL. He was so far away I couldn't even get a glimpse no matter how far back or forward I leaned. DH and I talked after, I cried, and he is on the same page for tomorrow... BUT... I think he should have said something before. He is choosing the typical male passive aggressive route and is going to say something in the moment. It is making me so nervous that there is going to be a big fight on Christmas. I just don't understand why she would ever think that DH or I would be okay not sitting next to our children at Christmas dinner. I know she is going to set the table the same way because DH never said anything after Thanksgiving, so why wouldn't she.
Oh gosh, my family gets along so well that I am not used to the fighting that goes on at DH's house on the holidays. I will be doing my best to shield my boys from it because I don't want them thinking Christmas is when people fight like DH did when he was a kid. He still sometimes will pick a fight with me on Christmas and I have to remind him that WE do not fight on Christmas.