I’ll get to the original intent of this post in a minute but just now I got an email from my kiddo’s school regarding re-enrollment for 2009! As in Fall 2009! Geesh, it’s just a survey, not a commitment and it’s a pretty sought after private school with a wicked long wait list depending on the grade but I really wasn’t ready to be thinking about next fall. I’m still working on Christmas presents!
I got a card from a ‘relative’ (don’t care to name who at the moment) the other day. A Thanksgiving day card which was my first I think. Inside was a letter, not unusual since family is 6,000+ miles away. I had actually just gotten off the phone with my mother and we had discussed the latest family drama (what family doesn’t have drama?) which this letter I received speaks about. The drama is about Christmas and who will be and won’t be around then. So said relative (in a bit of tissy if I’m honest about) decides there won’t be a Christmas gathering this year. Dramatic sigh.
Seriously, this is the reason I moved 6,000+ miles away and will continue to live so far away. I don’t want to get sucked into the drama! You would think the players of the drama were adults or something. (Unlike my current toddler having an awesome temper tantrum on the floor over yonder, hmm, they sound the same, yes?) So my problem is what do I do? Do I write relative #1 a letter in return and mention either a) nothing b) something or c) don’t write and just go on about my life.
I really don’t know what the right choice is. If you’ve got advice in the family drama department let me know. This is really my first foray where I’ve been sucked into it.