Take the trip, let your parents worry. That's what parents do. Then they get over it. The best thing you can do for them is to surprise them after the holidays with something special just for them....make dinner, get them theatre tix, reserve a dinner cruise....something to show them that you still think of them even though you won't be with them at Christmas. It's kind of a "I'm all grown up now, Mom...here, you and Dad enjoy this gift and know that I love you."
wow...a strong word from a very experienced child...hehehe
Thanks a lot for encouraging me to go guys, will have another (personal) chat with my parents on the weekend, but am confident things will work out somehow
Don't know how things are between yourself and your parents but it could be some of that empty nest syndrome. That their little girl is growing up and making her own decisions. I've been living on my own for a while now and never had the parents really worried or concerned or anything but now that I've moved across the country my dad has been calling every day and just concerned I guess.
Tough call, though. I say go if you think you will be able to enjoy yourself and not be worried about upseting the 'rents. Happy travels.
It turned out my parents were just a bit surprised about my spontaneous decicion to go to Costa Rica. Now we had a good chat and they're happy for me, because they know travelling is one of the most important things in my life. We also agreed on a family reunion in Madrid in early January. That made them a lot happier as well, and probably all the goodies I'll get for them in Costa Rica . So, now I can look forward to spending Chrismas and New Years in the sun !!!
And you were worried? Didn't you know that everything always works out for the best! Ah, karma at its best. So glad to hear that. Promise me that you'll post some pictures with your new Digi. I am stillusing my roommates computer nad haven't been able to view my pictures of my trip, yet. I promise I'll get them up as soon as possible. Also, need to start my trip log or blog. I'll let y'all know. I have it on paper but would love to share it with the community!
YEAH STEFF!!!! We knew you would be able to work it out so everyone was happy (one way or another)!!!!!!!!!!! It's the "shock" value that usually causes the problems anyway. (Unless you have my parents - who felt every holiday was meant specifically for them to share with me - period... But that's another story for another day! )
Go and have a wonderful time!!! And, it sounds like you have the celebration in Madrid to look forward to also!!! Just don't forget all those pressies and choose then wisely - one for each particular family member - no double-ups!!!