Monday, December 24, 2018
Merry Almost Christmas
My mother loved Christmas Eve, she could control everyone, under a hollow threat, my father hated getting up early on Christmas day, so once we were all beyond the Santa Claus era, Christmas eve become the gift giving time.
Mom would insist that everyone take a shower before gifts (purely control, it is not like any of us were unwashed.) But it was her thing. (We all have one.) Dad was happy as long as no one was going to roust him out of bed on Christmas morning.
All of that is now past, I have been in control of my holidays for a good number of years now. I enjoy Christmas morning. Jay is fine, as long as the coffee is good, and early.
Wishing you all a happy holiday, remember it is about time with people you love (that could be spending time alone.) It is about the spirit of giving, not about what you receive, or who got what. Try to avoid the drama lamas. Don't let them get under your skin.
Ho-ho-ho, Merry Christmas!