I am a 46 yr old mom to 4 kids, ages 25-10. I've been single for many years. I have dated several times and went through a terrible heartbreak at least 3 years ago and had another relationship I thought would be serious over a year ago. I've been seeing a man for 4 months now that I am certain at this point is the one. He does not leave me doubting our relationship as the others in the past did. We are great together and he is a good man.
My oldest daughter's live together in SA (about 6 hours from home). I see them every few months. They just got settled into their own apt and now I can go visit them and stay at their place. My birthday is in Feb and they planned to take off work for the weekend if I would come see them. They have made some plans. My bf and I thought we would make the trip with my 2 youngest at home (ages 18 & 10). He would stay in a hotel, so it would not be awkward for my daughters in their new apt. My 19 yr old in SA has met him, but my oldest (25) has not. They do not want me to bring him. My oldest says it's too soon. (?) I only get to see him on the weekends (we live an hour apart & he works a lot), so I really wanted him there on my birthday, which falls on a weekend. Should I somehow bring it up that I need to go alone (which I don't want to) or tell my oldest daughters that it's my birthday and I want him there, and that they are being too bossy. They always seem to bicker & argue with each other or their youngest sister & I when we are all together. I know having my bf there would curb the bickering.