Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Holidays

I posted a while back that they were finally here. That it has begun. The holiday season.

When more food than you know what to do with gets pushed in front of your face at every possible opportunity.

And to be honest, I can deal with that. I can either say no to the foods that I don't enjoy, or I can take responsibility for the foods that I decide to enjoy. Either way, the food I can control.

But, oh, the drama. The family-members-with-feelings-that-get-hurt drama. I could totally do without that.
I can not control that. And it happens every.single.year.

And I'm over it. It would be so nice to not have to deal with the drama at every holiday.
Because really, life is hard enough already. And aren't we missing the point of the holidays by making sure that everything is FAIR?

I thought the point of Thanksgiving was to GIVE THANKS for all of the blessings that we have in our lives.

And the point of Christmas is to celebrate the ultimate gift that was given to us when Jesus was born.

The point is not to make sure that the holiday happens on our own terms.

So this year, I am trying really hard to make the right decisions for my family, and include any one that wants to be included.

Can't we all just get along?


Raegun said...

Just focus on making the right decisions for YOU, Kendra. Family expectations/feelings can be difficult to navigate, but as long as you're upfront about why you're making the food choices you do, they should hopefully be supportive and not take it personally if you turn down family 'treats'.

Rachel said...


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