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Sworn to Secrecy!

My husband and I have rented a small ranch house in Florida for next winter. We need to escape the Chicago area winters for a month.

This is a good plan. However, we cannot tell anyone in my husband's family our vacation location.

My husband's family lives all around Florida. I love his family, but drama is always in the works with his side of the family. I think there are just too darn many of them!

I have been told I am not to mention the location of our Florida vacation to any member of his family. I cannot even tell my mother-in-law who is my best buddy.

If our Florida location were leaked to any family member, then we would be invaded by brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and their spouses. No way does my husband what the drama to come to our peaceful vacation abode.

So, I can only tell my family where we will be for one month in Florida. They are not prone to invasion, and do they do not like drama!

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maxeen wrote on February 28, 2015, 3:40 PM

I couldn't do that, I would let it slip one way or another.

j2jworkz wrote on February 28, 2015, 3:45 PM

I am envious (of the vacay home)! 🌞 good for you.

Soonerdad3 wrote on February 28, 2015, 3:52 PM

Family drama is never a good thing especially if you are trying to enjoy a vacation.

Kasman wrote on February 28, 2015, 3:56 PM

Keep it a secret. One of my wife's sisters is the world's biggest drama queen and if there isn't a drama happening naturally in her life she will soon engineer one! For this reason we avoid her if at all possible - it makes for a quieter life!

valmnz wrote on February 28, 2015, 4:00 PM

Sounds like an excellent plan. We often visit the place we used to live without telling anyone we're coming. Makes life easier at times.

cheri wrote on February 28, 2015, 9:20 PM

That is a good decision to make when you do not like all those drama. We all deserve peace in any place of the world we wish to stay. God bless.

thisnthat wrote on February 28, 2015, 9:34 PM

Having a secret between you and your husband is half the fun! I hope the two of you have a wonderful, WARM, and quiet winter vacation.

Vitta wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:29 PM

Somehow, I always feel and know that eventually the secret will come out and things will be worse and feelings of hurt and complains will make the drama worse. Easier just to look for another warmer spot. Come to Malaysia.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 28, 2015, 10:50 PM

I hope you can keep it a secret and have a great vacation there

AliCanary wrote on March 1, 2015, 12:19 AM

But can you be sure that no one in your family might slip up and tell someone in his family? I completely understand the need for privacy, though. Thank goodness you only are only renting, not buying. Having to keep that secret for years would be very hard on you!

scheng1 wrote on March 1, 2015, 1:23 AM

I think you will happen to meet those relatives accidentally, and in the end, everyone will haunt you.

GemstonePink wrote on March 1, 2015, 10:26 AM

Well, we are retired, but we have not gone away due to caring for my 93-year-old dad. Now, dad is in a wonderful assisted living facility close to my home and they do just a wonderful job caring for him. I never felt that I could not leave Dad, even though my sister is close by too, but I think all will be well with Dad now since he is so happy at his residence and loves all the activities and residents. I will worry, but Sis will take over.

j2jworkz wrote on March 1, 2015, 1:22 PM

Nice that you have a facility you trust and your sister shares the care.

LindaCPearson wrote on March 1, 2015, 2:18 PM

Good luck with your month away! I promise I won't tell anyone and I hope your secret stays a secret!! I agree - vacation is no time for drama and an invasion of dramatic relatives!!

Kungfu123 wrote on March 2, 2015, 11:39 PM

It would be nice for me if I can spend winter in a warm place every year.

LilyDay wrote on March 2, 2015, 11:57 PM

Hopefully, word does not get back around to his family then.

snerfu wrote on March 5, 2015, 5:13 AM

Have a fun time on your vacation and keep posting.