Me + In-laws – Complaining = ????. Please Advice.

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of The TO’s parents. In fact, The TO has taken to rewarding me for good behavior during forced family togetherness. You might call it a bribe but I prefer reward. Potayto-potahto, blah, blah, blah. My KitchenAid stand mixer?

The result of a 4 day weekend at Cedar Point. With 30 members of The TO’s family. And I had to stay in an 600 square foot cabin with my MIL. Totally NOT worth it, btw. My laptop? The result of a 2 week vacation in Colorado with my FIL and his wife. (We must never, ever call her step-mother.) Almost worth it because my laptop is shiny and purple and keeps me warm at night.

Here’s my dilemma. We’re scheduled for more family togetherness and this one’s a doozy. We’re going on a cruise to Bermuda with The TO’s immediate family. You might think that sounds like a fabulous tropical getaway. You might think I’m a beyotch for complaining about a “free” vacation. You might also be the type of person to sell your soul to the devil for a free boob lift because, friends, I’m here to tell you there is ALWAYS a price to pay.

Sometimes the fee comes out of your wallet and sometimes it comes out of your soul. In this case, it’s little of both. I may go into details about this in the future. Right now I need something good to look forward to. What would be an awesome reward for a week of strained pleasantries with a group of passive aggressive narcissists? Who do you like to vacation with?