I honestly hate going into summer outings where planning would mean compromising with almost everyone in the party. It’s what makes a failed summer outing. Most of the times, we plan our out of town trips months before the actual date. We did just that in our supposed family outing in Splash Island. We planned it to go out on early May, when it’s hot and sunny. So we bought the tickets for the whole family and when the week before the actual trip, they decided they don’t want to continue because someone is not available. Turns out that someone has a company outing and he chose to be with his new officemates than be with his family.
Then there’s a death in the family and they don’t feel enjoying an out of town trip after the funeral, which is understandable. But for some reason, the rest of the family is not available in all four weekends of May.
Finally, they are running out of time because hubby’s other brother might go back to Mindanao for work so they planned June 3rd.
Guess what, there’s a typhoon and it’s been raining really hard. Then Una-bebe had colds and fever yesterday.
So I say, what the heck. Let them go ahead with their summer outing which my husband and I paid for. I’d rather not swim with them and I’m not willing to risk my child’s health so their family is complete. So they went on their merry way and was back as early as 2pm. Duh, they said they didn’t enjoy their summer outing because Una-bebe was not there.
Never again will I plan another summer outing with them. Gosh, they make this supposed fun day and all those days leading to the actual day of the trip so stressful.