I have been mentioning for weeks that it would be nice to go away for my birthday to stay in the place where DS is at uni and meet up with him and his GF for a meal. Me, DH and our 2 teenage DDs.
We've done it before when it was DS's birthday and had a great time so I though it would be nice to do it again. I've been looking at (cheap) hotels and saying 'I can get us in at the Premier Inn that night - blah blah blah' but DH has hummed and haahed so bloody much that everywhere is fully booked (it's during the Easter holidays - busy tourist destination).
I've found a B&B that can accommodate us - asked him last night again and he's obviously not keen. It's only for ONE night, a Saturday (he can't won't take any time off work) but he's more or less admitted he doesn't want to go.
AIBU to book for me and the DDs and leave him behind - when I mentioned it again last night he said 'get yourselves away' and laughed. I'll end up not being able to book in anywhere at this rate!
He's not particularly sociable, the last time we went we just wandered around the shops which isn't really his 'thing' (plenty of touristy places to visit though if I can persuade him). He doesn't want to spend the money (I would pay for the hotel - just expect some help with meals etc).
Also he doesn't like asking his parents to look after our dogs (which they really don't mind) but he has a few 'issues' with them at the moment (long story to do with his sister and her family and 'favouritism' - I just remain neutral).
I suspect it's the parent issue really tbh. I'll have another go at him tonight and see if he's serious about me and the girls going without him and take it from there.
I read the title and was prepared to say YABU but then I read your post about how you've tried to talk to him and he's avoided the issue and joked about you going on your own. Now I think YANBU. Just one thing, is there any chance that he's planning a surprise for your birthday and that's why he's avoiding making other plans? Otherwise YWNBU to make plans without him.
Now that would be a surprise Topaz but really, genuinely, it's not his style at all to do anything like that.
I just think he 'can't be bothered' to be honest (and will probably enjoy the peace and quiet of having the house to himself). It might also make him sit up and think if I do go ahead without him - though I'm now finding it hard to find anywhere at all that isn't mega £££s.