'Tis The Season To Be Bitchy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I love the holidays. Once we round the corner of Thanksgiving, I'm eager to put up the Christmas tree, decorate the house, start ordering presents online like a madwoman, blast some annoying Christmas music..
But of course, with the holidays comes the stress. Lots of stress. The shopping. The traffic. The decorating. The perfect Christmas card photo. The traveling all over God's creation to spend time with family. But with such a big family between Greg and I, it's a lot to handle to try and do it all. I'm not sure when we established our little way of doing things, whether it was before the "I Do's" or not, but for a long time we have always spent certain holidays with each family to make it easier on everyone. And now that we're a party of three (and nobody wants to see us anymore, just Lucca) it's pretty much already set on where we'll be on any given holiday. 

A few years back, we also started our own tradition of hosting a Christmas Brunch at our house. Since we have a bazillion family members we wanted to make it easier on everyone to come to one place, eat and drink all day, relax, laugh and have a good time. I have always wanted to start our own family traditions, and I love that this has kind of become "our thing". 

It's always a fun day and a great opportunity for Lucca to see all of his family together. It's once a year, so even if nobody really likes to be around one another, it's a one-day deal and A LOT of mimosas. Anyone can handle this with a lot of mimosas. And my MIL's ham biscuits. (I'm pretty sure that's what everyone comes for anyway-- the booze and ham biscuits). 

I love my family, don't get me wrong, but nobody irritates the shit out of me more than my family. Especially around the holidays (*hey guys! Love ya'll!). Everybody has their own stuff going on, but I'm one of those people who just wants you to suck it up, get over what you're gettin' over, smile through it and remember what the holidays are about: a time for giving, thankfulness, togetherness, and all those other hallmark-worthy words that mostly make you want to vomit. The stress of all this-- combining families together, prepping food, decorating, hosting a party, it makes me super high-strung and super bitchy. How festive, right? But I know I'm not the only one who goes through this. So share in the holiday bitchiness with me--it'll be over by January 1st. I promise.
I'm going to try to go with 'Tis the Season to Be Jolly' and not so much 'Bitchy" but I can't promise you anything. 

Happy Freakin' Holidays.


1 comment:

  1. You do have a way with words my sweet. BTW...I always want to see you and Greg too..Lucca is the bonus.