“Live in my house…I’ll be your shelter…”

Yep. I’m still singing all those “Rent” songs. And I’m still not sick of any of them yet. Oh my God, I think I fall in love all over again, every time I hear one.

Aaaanyway, I’m over all that “feeling sorry for myself” crap.

Of course, that means that my memaw called and I got an email from my stepfather apologizing about Christmas.

Turns out my mom is very sick, sick to the point of barely being able to get out of bed. Yes folks, that’s right, I’m officially the world’s worst daughter. Actually, he said she’s feeling much better which I’m relieved about. My memaw also called me tonight and Tom backed up her claim of worrying about the time difference. My family does Christmas in the morning, which means that if they start at 10am, it’s 6am here, and I can promise you that I would not have gotten out of bed for anyone at that time.

Now my sister? She’s got some ’splainin’ to do.

You know what’s funny too? My stepdad relayed the days events to me, which, of course included a shitload of drama, because, let me tell you right now: My family could have an 8:00pm slot on a major network for the amount of drama they can stir up over the most mundane things. Oh. My. God. Just reading about it, made me want to crawl up under my comforter, clutching my bottle of wine, and turn on the “It’s a Wonderful Life” marathon. All so I could cry (for the frillionth time because I LOVE THAT MOVIE and because GEORGE BAILEY really is the richest man in town) and wish my family could be that happy.

But getting to the whole “you know what’s funny?” part.

When I asked my memaw how Christmas went, she replied “Oh honey, it was wonderful, everyone was here, and we all missed you.” Not once did she mention any of the dramatic things that happened.
Now my memaw is not a lady to lie or stretch the truth in anyway. In fact, she’s got a pretty good sense of humor about all the family drama. What a difference another person’s perspective can make. In all honesty, I would have been in agreement with my stepdad thinking that Christmas really didn’t go too well because of all the drama, but my memaw just accepts it as part of the whole family experience. And who knows? Maybe she is in a state of denial. It wouldn’t be uncommon in my family, believe me. Maybe there really is something to the whole “ignorance is bliss” theory.
But you know what else is funny? Or Ironic? That as much as I whined about not hearing from my family, I’m kind of glad I wasn’t there. Call me the coward. I certainly deserve it.

One Response

  1. Heather Says:

    I know what you are talking about when it comes to having a family that anytime they are together you have drama. Our family had ours at Thanksgiving and not only was it my family but also Steve’s family too. Almost made us not want to go down there for Christmas. Atleast the one good thing about not living in the same town as them is you don’t have to deal with that stuff everyday.

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