I had always wanted a big family and big gatherings. Thanksgiving was literally just my husband and me. Christmas the two of us are going to a friend’s house nearby. We are having our young adult kids, my husband’s really, over for a week. Reading this makes me realize how fortunate I am that my mom is so flexible. I am driving to her area and staying with a friend this month. I will take her and my brother out for a meal and she is happy with that.
I can’t imagine how exhausting it is for you. I hope that you can get through the holidays as smoothly as possible. I will remember to be grateful for the fairly stress-free although quiet holidays.