Originally Posted by nycindie
Would S even want to go? It could be very awkward for her. I don't know if I'd want to sit at a large family gathering with lots of people I don't know either fumbling over what to say or avoiding me. Have you asked what she wants to do on Thanksgiving?
As an alternative, you could host MIL and family at your place for dinner.
LoL... That's where I loved being me. My MIL hated my guts, but she was forced to invite me to all those family dinners, because she knew that excluding me would mean her son would refuse to come out of spite. Ahh, what a functional family they were. I used to derive such sick pleasure from making her squirm as I smothered her with kindness, knowing full well she would stab the carving knife through my hand if she thought she could get away with it...