Thanksgiving has passed and we are now on the count down for Christmas and New Years! My hubby and I stayed home this Thanksgiving. We did not go to anyone’s holiday dinner. We avoided family, friends and the like. On the one hand it was a great holiday. Nice and quiet. Stayed in our pj’s all day. Cooked a traditional holiday meal that we ate sitting in our recliners.
Granted the leftovers were much smaller and since I’m not a good cook, they weren’t very good. But it was just us. I felt happy, but then I start thinking should I have gone to a family meal? Should I have made the effort? It seems like there is no answer that satisfies this question. I mean is it wrong to want to spend a quiet holiday with my husband and no one else? Or should I be compelled to spend it with other members of the family?
My main problem with all of this is my extended family. Not everyone gets along, so instead of 1 huge family meal, it’s splintered. My kids don’t get along with my aunt (previous bad blood) and my grandmother will only go to my aunts house for holiday meals… So 2 meals there, my husband and my kids don’t get along… My step kids… we are up to 4 meals! See what I mean? When did holidays become such a pain? Also everyone else has family obligations as well, so they want to spend holidays bouncing between families too. Trying to juggle makes my stomach ache and gives me a headache. Happy Holidays!