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My uncle's funeral in another state, 6 hour drive from here. I have the bereavement leave, but would need to take little rose. My mom, and two brothers are going - no spouses or other kids. I'm as close to him as any of my mother's family, which means we see each other at weddings, baptisms, and funerals. I send him cards every year. However, this is my only uncle, and her only sibling.
It's over a weekend - leave Friday, return Sunday. Dh gets the older two kids for the time. I don't have to go, M has queen stuff that I'm supposed to work. If I stay, I can do that and go check in on my father over the weekend.
I'm trying to decide what to do.
What would you?
Mom to M (6), K (4), and little rose (18 months)
Last edited by Dee Darling 3; October 14th, 2012 at 04:40 PM.
I wouldn't go.
Maybe Im rotten or whatever, but I feel the living are more important than the deceased.
You weren't that close anyway and the way it sounded from your mom you are not expected or wanted to go.
That's tough. If its going to weigh heavy on your conscience, I'd go. If it won't, I'd probably just stay home. It's the fact that you have to take the baby along that's making me lean sort of toward no.
I guess I'll vote no.
I'm sorry about your uncle, Dee!