Day 26 – How many of you can relate?
I’ll have to admit, this is me. This is absolutely me. The expectations. Being over scheduled. Family getting mad because you already have an obligation at the time they wanted to have their holiday gathering. Sigh.
The Holidays isn’t generally a time I look forward to. Thanksgiving is hard. Or many other holidays or crowded functions really. There is the crowd. The loud. The chaos of child cousins running around. That one particular relative who points out your worst moment/s from the year. Sibling rivalry. You name it and I feel like I’m stuck in a room with the Griswolds at their worst (I’m looking at you Uncle Eddie) and can’t get out. I can’t get out, WHY CAN’T I GET OUT?!!?
Ok, so that is a little dramatic, but it is certainly how I end up feeling.
I love my family, but large events can be so overwhelming!
Today I am grateful for a spouse that puts up with the way the holidays can bring out the worst in me. He knows to remind me to relax and deflate, and not allow the chaos to consume me. I’m also grateful that in my frustrations, I know that my spouse also doesn’t care much about big social gatherings and can be a little forgiving to him as well.
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