We’ve always had a tradition in our family whereas my siblings and I like to spend time with each other a few times a year, less spouses or significant others.
My husband is fine with it. I also encourage him to spend time with his parents or sister alone, without me every once and a while. Whenever I make that suggestion to him, he always looks at me quizzically.
Regardless, I do think it is okay to spend time alone with just the family you grew up in, if only once or twice a year. For my siblings, it gives us a chance to open up and reminisce about old times.
I know with near certainty that my husband can only tolerate all of our many childhood, coming of age stories so much. The tales only get bigger and we laugh harder – he smiles along.
How do you feel about one on one time with your siblings? Or do you think it should always be one big happy family?