Family Fun

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.

7 thoughts on “Family Fun

  1. I have no advice. I also moved 6000+ miles away due to family drama. Moving 6000+ miles away is a GOOD thing in my world. But, I might just pick C. Nothing is the hardest choice but probably the best.

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  2. If it’s who I think it is (and it better not be me! lol) then just send a nice card back with a smile and be on your way. The situation isn’t going to change and there’s not much you could do about it anyway.

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  3. Well, here is my thoughts on it…1. Pray Hard for the situation, 2. you can send a reply, but like Valerie said, the situation isn’t going to change… Were you planning to go for Christmas?if so, see who else will be willing to proceed without said group, and go from there… Don’t let it ruin your Christmas, you should keep your Christmas cheer…and celebrate the best you can..not that this will help much, if said people get wind, but I would invite whoever, and those who want to come can, and just “agree to disagree” on said topics… (O:Just an ideal… it is hard to please everyone all the time.I’ll be praying for you…P.s. the butterflys mean (to us) mean… that before Jesus we were ugly little worms, but when jesus came in, He turned us into something beautiful… He changed us… all Christians are butterflies when Jesus id in us, working to make us beautiful…Loriann

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  4. Hi again, Ive been reading older post of your blog… have you writtne several books? are they published? I love to read…. LOVE… I am addicted to reading, but hardly can write… anyways, my 8 year old Hannah wrote a book about Asthma, for kids with asthma, like herself… when she was 7, we want to get it published but have no cluewhat to do… any suggestions would be appreciated…. you canemail me, or reply to one of my post…..loriann@yahoo.comthanks in advance…. Loriann

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  5. Family Drama! My family invented famiy drama – it is why I moved 3000 miles away. I would pick c, many times I pick other letters, but C would be good, since your so far away. lol Good luck! We are having family drama on my husbands side this year – very rarely does that ever happen! ugh.

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  6. I love all your commenters. Who admit to moving thousands of miles away from home to be rid of family drama. But it follows doesn’t it?My advice…ignore it. There is nothing you can do about it. AND why fan the flames? I think that adults can have bigger temper tantrums than toddlers. Over stupider things.

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  7. I love all your commenters. Who admit to moving thousands of miles away from home to be rid of family drama. But it follows doesn't it?My advice…ignore it. There is nothing you can do about it. AND why fan the flames? I think that adults can have bigger temper tantrums than toddlers. Over stupider things.

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