I planned a big holiday trip for the family, but it’s just not working out.

I have decided I really don’t want to drop the amount of money it will cost for us to be there.

The big problem is that my brother does not want us staying with him and his SO because their place is too small.

He wants us to stay in a hotel.

In New York.

At Christmas.

The cost of not inconveniencing my brother will be about $2,000 if we stay in a disgusting teensy hotel.  I asked my mother how far out of the city would she like to stay.  We are already deciding to cut our trips short to save on the hotel.

I did think that my brother would stop being an idiot, but that is not happening.