Last week, after a lot of searching, we booked our trip during the upcoming Christmas break. My 13-year old son has to take a few days off at school and we are taking 30+ hour journeys all so that we can visit our parents. It is a 3-week trip and that is pretty much what we can do considering both me and my husband work. So what's the problem? When I called up my parents and in-laws to tell them about the trip, both had flat responses when we said it was a 3-week trip. I think they expected us to stay longer. I am a bit miffed because we are literally jumping through hoops to be there (e.g. driving 3 hours, taking 4 flights etc because it is a peak time and it is hard to find tickets). I expected more enthusiasm from their side instead of an "Uh ok". I know they love us a lot and want us to stay more but hate it when they are not realistic. I am very upset and curious to know if you face similar situations when you plan India trips. How would (or do) you handle this?