Can you get the holiday blues in September?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by HeatherLynn, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Struggle struggle struggle. I am dreading the holidays guys. I see the calendar flashing by and I am more and more filled with dread. I used to love this time of year. Seriously I was all about the magic of it. I absorbed and hated for it to end. This year I just want to skip it. So much family fighting, I just don't want to do it. I would love to just take my littles away for all the holidays but I can't leave my parents to deal with it alone. I gotta pull myself out of this funk. Bah
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean. I have been thinking a lot about it too. You are not alone.
    I have some goat babies due mid Jan., so that is what I will be focusing on.
    I plan on taking 2 weeks off work for them.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Yeah, I'm not much into the holidays. Too many of the family has passed away. Just not the same.
     
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my family is arguing. All i hear is fighting and its hard to ignore. They bring it to the holiday dinner table. I really loved the holidays but being around them takes the fun out of it. My parents and us all live together in a big farm house which makes us the obvious gathering place since we can hold 35 people without much crowding. My parents do not want to stop inviting everyone but even they are not enjoying this. They are at a point in their lives where the tradition of getting together is so important. Its a tough situation.

    It looks like half of them can't make it for thanksgiving and honestly I am pretty happy about that. Less stress on my parents and myself. I am already depressed about Christmas though and I hate feeling that way. I am close to inviting homeless people and telling the family to stay away.
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been thinking how nice it will be to eat an awesome meal,and then sit with the family cozy on the couch to watch a movie.Gifts might be less this year.Maybe just 1 or 2 but I doubt it will even matter.Only my mom comes over.

    You know what I would do to a fighter-show them the door.Door to the house or door to the bedroom. I tell my kids often to leave that negativity at the door(or take it to their rooms),because the home is a haven I won't give up.Seriously tell people to bug off.Make home the haven.Life is far to short to allow others to make you feel unhappy.

    It is sad how the *holidays*,which should be a very happy time, makes so many so sad. I hope you all have good ones this year.A home,food,health...those I am glad we have.Gifts? Blah, I am not charging to give gifts to anyone.Remember negativity should be thrown out the door! Next time they will know better,and if they refuse to come(next time) their loss not yours.
     

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