I don’t know what to do about our new newphew. The one that’s a month younger than our rainbow baby that didn’t make it.
I think social convention dictates that we have to go and see him.
They live a 6 hour drive away and we are out of vacation time so we have to fly. That’s $600 right there. Not that we don’t want to pay it – but we don’t. That’s a lot of money for a 1.5 day trip.
We also aren’t close with them. The brothers aren’t close and we have almost nothing in common as a couple or individuals. They are very one-dimensional people and they lack authenticity in their communication and we just don’t connect.
Oh and we haven’t been invited – but that’s not a surprise. It’s very likely we will have to invite ourselves regardless.
So my question is this – how long is too long? What’s the social norm for visiting an immediate family member’s baby when they live out of town and you aren’t close? All advice appreciated.