Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas to Mini-me and Mini-you!
Well, the pity party has begun... I should tell you that we never get to go home for Christmas since my George works for Disney and Disney doesn't celebrate holidays... They have closed like 3 days since we moved here over 10 years ago... 2 were major hurricanes and the other... September 11th, 2001... need i say more? Anyway, I am looking forward to next year and being surrounded by family. We are alone and usually we really enjoy each other's company but on the Holidays it always seems like something is missing. I should be glad that he is high enough in seniority at Disney to have Christmas day and New Year's Day off... at least. We went to the movies for a marathon yesterday... saw Little Fockers, Black Swan, and How do you Know.... We had a wonderful time together, as usual. But today... we are just relaxing at home. Which is fine... but not great. When I see many of you complaining about your families... It makes me think? Would you rather not have the awkward family gatherings at all? Everyone needs a little dysfunction to thrive. I mean, where would we be today without the competitive sibling relationship or the backhanded compliments of your Father's new wife. We hate it while going through it... but without it, it can be lonely and I started a little tiff with my Hubby earlier for no reason... just to add the much needed Holiday Drama. I need the bizarre exchanges! I want the forced conversations! I thirst for the temptation of the cookies, pies, chocolate, And especially Cake! I would love to get drunk on bad eggnog to tolerate my handsy Step-dad! Do I sound crazy? Looney tunes! Muy Loco! That's because I am. The Drama is as much a part of the Christmas Tradition as the sitting on Santa's Lap, Midnight Mass, and Sneaking presents under the tree at 3:30am after frantically wrapping them at 2 since the kids wouldn't stay asleep... all the while hoping that they sleep past 6am. Anyway, Christmas without the Drama? No Thank you! If my Christmas sweater isn't drenched in gravy from my drunk sister's annoyed passing down the table... It's not Christmastime! I get frustrated with all the commercialism, greed and traffic... the same as everyone else but i am not sure i could live without it... even though I say i easily could. Jesus was born in the world to die for our sins... because we are human and are prone to sin.... I'm sure when he looks down on us with disgust, he has to giggle a little at our human nature getting the best of us. Human nature is the reason that we celebrate his birth in December... since he wasn't born then... but the catholics didn't like being outdone with the pagan Winter soltice celebrations... and Christmas was born! Merry Christmas Everyone... Enjoy the magic memories and giggle at the Tragic moments. The combination is what brings us Christmas! And Good will toward Men... even though they end up asking "When are we going to eat?"... instead of picking up a spatula and pitching in!