The holidays are one of the toughest things to get through when you have lost practically everyone in your family. No family means no real get-togethers for Thanksgiving and Christmas. While everyone else enjoys the holiday with their family my kids and I have no family to really spend the holiday with so it’s just us 3. My son asked me earlier this year why we don’t have a lot of family and why our house wasn’t filled with people for the holidays. Here is how our convo went
Dman: Mom why don’t we have a house full of people on holidays
Me: Well we don’t really have a lot of family and it’s not fun to intrude on others when you aren’t invited
Dman: Why don’t you have a lot of family?
Me: Well for starters I am an only child and my mom and grandma is gone. Also, I have only one cousin who I haven’t talked to in years. My Aunts didn’t have any kids just my uncle
Dman: Do you ever wish you had a big family to celebrate with?
Me: Sometimes I do but then I think that’s more people to buy presents for and I am an introvert so I would have to entertain and I don’t think I can handle a lot of people in my home or be around a lot of folks
Dman: Plus you would probably make us clean up so it’s kind of good that you don’t entertain
Me: Exactly, lol. A family is what you make it. You don’t have to be blood to have a great time. Remember that as you get older. Your sister will have her own family and you will have your own and you can make your own family with your friends. Start your own traditions and don’t follow what everyone else is doing. Sometimes a big family can be more mess. Less mess, less stress!
Dman: Ok mom….maybe you can have one more son and then you can have a big family when we all have kids and stuff.
Me: Get out of my house!
I literally did tell him to leave how dare he speak the devil around me. I ain’t having no more kids!
Links for the week
I don’t have a FitBit but I need one……BTW do you all see my photos?
I have a newsletter for my brand. It’s for small business owners and bloggers because let’s face it, we are business owners. Sign up for your first freebie. Plenty more where that came from
Find your passion and find a way to make a living from it. I don’t know if I can handle the unschooling life but I loved this article.
I actually prefer you text me but I get what this article is saying about courtship
I use to be afraid of taking my camera out in public places but I do it now with no problems. My cell phone pics suck (android)
Dribble is the truth if you are looking for inspiration. I use to look through the site all the time when I did logos
I love all things Apple this time of year
I normally cuss folks out when I have a bad day….next time you are having a bad day try these tips instead