Re: Parental decision dispute
There are a ton of things you can do to help her enjoy the day.
First of all, stop trying to convince her not to go. She needs to go. Otherwise she wouldn't be going. ACCEPT that.
Then find out where she is going, and do some research on the place and see if you can make some suggestions to her of stuff she might find fun.
Then tell her "Hon, I know you really don't want to go with our son, and since I can't come with you I want you to make the best of the day. I did some looking and found this thing here you might like, and here's some money to do it with"
Would you lose your job if you took the day off and went with them?