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Ok, on the other side of the fence a bit here! I would NEVER have in a million years shown up at my parents house uninvited at dinner time especially on a holiday! NEVER! Not that I didn't love them (both gone now) and not that they didn't love me, I did and they did. BUT you just didn't do that in their home. And this is pretty much the way my kids are now that they are grown and have families. Though I wouldn't care so much, but they'd likely share my Lean Cuisine with me if they didn't let me know they were coming. (I am widowed)
What we did do (since I am a nurse and work most holidays) was talk about this kind of stuff weeks in advance, so my Mom would know how much food to make or even if she had to cook.
And that's what I would suggest this gentleman does, talk to them after Easter is over and make sure that they don't just expect you. And from now on, make sure that you know a week in advance (or more) what holiday plans are. That way you can bring something to add to the holiday meal or at least will know what you are doing and how to plan your holidays.
Easter Blessings to everyone, I had a bagel for my Easter dinner!
Thanks - you've made my point.
Different families, different customs.
My parents had eight children.
Monday through Friday, dinner was at 6:00pm.
Saturdays, as you like it and when you like it.
Sundays, dinner was at 1:30pm.
Different families, different customs!