Is it selfish to not want to go to a "Destination Thanksgiving"?
My sister, who has hosted Thanksgiving for the past several years, recently bought a vacation home more than 2 hours away. Her home takes me less than an hour to get to. She wants to host Thanksgiving at the new house, and she wants me to come for the entire weekend. My problems with this:
I have a pet, and the pet sitter books Thanksgiving weekend months in advance, so it's too late to get a sitter.
I can handle my family for an afternoon meal. An entire long weekend? NO.
I have the option of taking a BUS that comes about once a day back to the city. If I miss it, I'm screwed.
I told my sister that we can go a single Thanksgiving not together. She is adamant that the whole family be together and will not let this go. (My parents aren't thrilled but I agreed to spend the day before Thanksgiving with me.)
Am I selfish? I was really looking forward to 4 hours with my family and 3 1/2 days to myself.