And do we inform the host of our time limitations? This week is Christmas and for our family that means lots of social engagements. This year it's three in a row - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - and I'm exhausted just thinking about it because hubby and I will take my inlaws to and from all of them. Two of the parties involve an hour of driving each way. How long is enough to stay at these family gatherings so as to not insult the hosts? And do I inform the hosts in advance or upon arrival of our time limitations?
Some relevant info is that MIL is in a wheelchair, needs help feeding herself, and cannot be toileted at someone else's home because of the amount of time it takes. She will be wearing Depends. Last year I know MIL had an accident in the car on the way home because I could smell it.