Stupid Holidays

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Gobble. Gobble.

And I have tears in my eyes and I DON'T want to go home. I just want to stay here with my friends so I don't have to do the family drama.

And I only have nine hours to get an attitude adjustment.

14 comments:

BrianAlt said...

:'(

Sweetly Single said...

You have the power to take away their effect on you. If you don't show them that they are hurting you in any way... then all the fun vanishes.

The other way around it.... bring a fun board game or something... distraction is always the best.

Malaise Inc said...

Eat lots and lots of turkey. That way, if the drama gets a bit much, you can blame the tryptophan and go take a nap. Or a really long walk around the block to "shake out the cobwebs."

Do try to enjoy the time, though. It seems you have a closer relationship with your family than I do.

Sara said...

I know your family probably doesn't understand you and isn't as supportive as you need them to be. Just remember that they love you, and that their lives aren't perfect either :)

So put on your happy face, and try to have fun even though you are feeling down. Life is too short. Take advantage of family time while you can.

Tell your sister and everyone I said "Happy Thanksgiving" and give your grandma a hug for me!

Anonymous said...

oh, family is always so hard. even when you get along with your family, it's still hard. i'm trying to remember some of the Coping Skills they would teach us every holiday season when i was in The Program... things along the lines of making sure you have your boundaries defined and not playing the same role you always have played in the family. or something. i know. totally. not. helpful.

good luck, sweets!

Daisee579 said...

I agree, take advantage of the family stuff now while you can. I can't be with my family for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Not that I want another family drama for a memory (we sure know how to make a memorable occasion with our dysfunction), but I sure will miss them tomorrow.

coconutgirl said...

crap. that was me up there...

stoogepie said...

If the family drama gets to be too much for you, use your hands to form a little square and watch it all through the square of your hands like it's on TV. All of a sudden, it's not a bad show and some parts are really funny.

Have a great turkey day!

lacochran said...

Sorry. Reframe it: think of it as blogging material. While they're doing all the acting out, think of family members as entertaining characters!

Still wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Megkathleen said...

I'm feeling the same way right now. I just want to stay in bed all day tomorrow. My plan is to wake up early tomorrow morning and give myself a little pep talk and fake it til I make it.

CatKrny said...

Does this swirl around your mom? Jen is so anti-dramatic. Say hi to her for me!

Families love each other, but they are just retarded about it. Take along some knitting.. it's a good way to seem preoccupied.

GreenCanary said...

Be thankful that it's only one day, and you, my strong bloggy buddy, can make it through one day. Tomorrow (today) it will be over :-)

Kristen said...

Oy. I know it. And neither one of us can have some wine to help us get through it all.

What the hell.

I hope it was pleasant...and happy.

rudecactus said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope you're feeling a little better :)