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Old 01-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by MND View Post
I am sorry that the OP is not enjoying her cruise planning, but it sounds like she brought this on herself.

1. Why did you invite your mother if you don't get along with her and wouldn't enjoy traveling with her?

2. From what I can see, many of your complaints that are causing you so much stress are minor. For example, you complain that your mother doesn't want to use the internet. So what? What does that have to do with your enjoyment of the cruise. Also, she is expecting you to arrange all the planning. Well, you did book the cruise, and invited her to go. To me that seems like a resonable expectation, and something you should be doing anyway.

3. It sounds like the OP feels that she is better than her mother and is embarassed by her. She wouldn't be the first person who feels this way and this in itself doesn't necessarily make her a bad person. However, to threaten her mother that shw will now not let her go seems like a rotten thing to do.

4. I almost forgot. I got a kick out of your mother not wanting to participate in buying FE stuff. That demonstrates to me that she has more sense than you give her credit for.

I hope everything works out for your FAMILY. I would love to travel with my mother, but she died 16 years ago. Enjoy your cruise.

1. Her mother invited herself along on the cruise after finding out she was going.

2. Again, OP planned a cruise for herself and kids, Mom invited herself along and then started dictating what excursions and things they could do. Causing the OP to cancel several excursions that Mom felt she didn't want to do.

3. It's mom who's threating not to go, causing the OP to worry about the savings she was getting having mom along. And mom is saying "You'll have pay me back half the cost of the trip because you're making me not want to go now."

4. So participating in the FE is dumb? We've done the FE exchange on 3 of our cruises, and enjoyed everyone of them.

It's seems to me that you really don't have any understanding of what's going on here.


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