Its that time of year again, Holiday H E
double toothpicks. My mom was here on Saturday, and before she left, she wanted to know about the holidays. She was tremulous when she asked, so I knew something was up. She had asked me about Christmas in a previous conversation, but said nothing about T-day, so I assumed she would be spending it with my sister. This time, she wanted to know about T-day. So, I asked her if anyone else was going to be there. My sister and her family may or may not be there. Now, I will not be there if they are. The last time this happened, my sister canceled at the last minute, so we saved the day and changed our plans so my parents wouldn't be alone. What am I supposed to do this year? Wait for my sister to make up her mind at the last minute?
And then, there is Christmas. We are Atheist, so we don't do Christmas. We throw a big Solstice party, and we have a nice family time before the guests arrive. Because it is not Christmas, my mom won't come, but she expects us to be at her house for Christmas Eve. As you can tell, I am a bit upset about the whole thing. Even though I have stepped out of so much of my family's BS, when it comes to the holidays, I still get caught up in it. How do I step out of this mess?