It does sounds like they were a bit insensitive. My mother was the same way with me. She thought she new what was best for me but that wasn't always the case. Mother's mean well (most of the time) but sometimes you just have to stand your ground. Let her know how it made you feel. I agree with Linda, it would have been nice if they had offered to bring something back for you.
Don't let this ruin your evening. You cannot control how others are going to see things and it's not worth upsetting yourself over. Take care of you tonight. Mac N Cheese can be pretty good, comfort food, yum.
I'm glad you feel a little better . Do something just for yourself tonight, you deserve it!
My family booked at holiday a year in advance, it was only for the three of them as it couldnt be guaranteed I would be up for it. Boy did it hurt when they flew to the other side of country without me for three weeks especially as I was really bad physically It still really hurts to think of because I wouldnt of gone if situation reversed. They are always coming and going together and I always stay home but they always ask, for shops ect and I always say no. It hurts though when you see life going on around you, like you dont exist. When the kids need lifts once upon a time it would be me who took them now its not so that hurts to. They only do what they have to do so its not to bad I guess. I force myself out on the weekends but I dont think they have any idea how hard it is.
This happens to me a lot. My DH is out without me right now doing something that he enjoys and that I *usually* enjoy but my ribs are hurting so much tonight and I have been dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck for nearly 3 weeks now. I could have went and suffered but decided against it.
I feel left out. I feel like he continues to have "fun" and I miss out on so much already due to my crazy job hours that I sometimes hold it against him when he leaves me and I am feeling so bad. I know it's not right but it is what it is.
Another issue is that I always have to be the "responsible" one. The dog also needed walked (he somehow couldn't do it today while he wasn't working---I was.....I have laundry being done (our bedding) and I won't leave the home with the dryer running YET someone (ME) had to stay home and get it finished. Oh well now you got me started!
I'm sorry you are feeling neglected. I know the feeling.
Kythe, I am very glad that Sherrine responded to this post before I did. I am known for being a tough love kinda guy and she was able to share with you thoughts that I had in a more sensitive way.
It would have been insensitive foryour family to not invite you...... It would have been insensitive for you to expect them to stay home and eat Mac and Cheese because you did not feel like going out to dinner.