The Holidays with Married/ In a Relationship Kids: Wonderful/ Very Hard
First time blogging on our MDTA site. Just our thoughts on how the holidays and families intersect, confuse and bring joy. We are your auto care family and even those decisions are sometimes easier than family ones. So Linda and Nancy have two kids each who are all married or in a serious relationship. Problem is this: one couple lives in Detroit, two couples in Philadelphia and one in Houston. So how do you navigate the 2015 Thanksgiving/Hanukah/ Christmas Holidays where expectations are high and turnout can be low? You try to steer the conversation towards “what are your plans?” Will these special new additions to the family resent you if you insist on some family time that does not agree with their family expectations? Do you always have to be the one who says “whatever works for you works for us” and hope they do not pick up on the longing in your voice? Your kids, they can hurt you easier than anyone, make you happier than everyone and did I mention, they have super powers over your heart. We are so proud of them, sometimes so disappointed in their choices and mostly just want them to be safe. We smile as we write this because hopefully we can all relate. How else would people write books about love and loss, make movies about dysfunctional family holidays, and friends like Linda and Nancy end up owning an auto repair shop at this age! If you have no idea what the answer is, come by the shop at 14715 Memorial and we will fill you in as we fix your car. Our lives are open books. We realize that you make choices just like our kids, about where and when you show up in our lives. We appreciate it very much when you do.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday season. Thanks for listening,
Linda and Nancy