Well, well, well, here we are. I’m refreshed from two very solid nights of sleep. Yannick’s huge surprise party is behind me, I haven’t taxed my body by working out while sick…some people say that’s a yes, others say it is a big fat no, I generally go by how my body is doing, and then decide from there. This flu wasn’t the sort of flu where working out was an option, so I took advantage of having those extra days of rest. And so now, here we are, another What Would You Do Wednesday. I have so many scenarios for you that I’ve been having a difficult time deciding which one to go with. My top two are both theme related. One is related to yesterday’s post, about sexual assault, and the other is about Christmas and family.
Which one to do, which one to do???
I’m going with Christmas, since I sort of already did a sexual assault WWYDW when I first started doing these.
So…here we go!
They say Christmas/Holiday Season is a time to spend copious amounts of time with family, and loved ones. We’re meant to all gather round to celebrate the season with love in our hearts, and joy in our souls. But what if you can’t stand your family? What if you would rather pull your toenails out with a set of pliers than sit around for hours on end with your creepy uncle, or your sibling whom you’ve never actually gotten along with your entire life? What Would You Do?
A) Decide that this is your holiday season, and you’re a grown ass adult who can decide who you spend your time with? I mean if you don’t see these family members any other time during the year, why should you be made to socialize with them now?
B) Suck it up and go to the family dinner, knowing that it is only one day, that comes around once a year, and it won’t kill you to be in the same room with the members of your family that you’ve wondered a million times; “how are we related???”
C) Chat with the Christmas day coordinator, who in most families is Mom, and ask her if it’s cool to split the celebrations into two groups? (In order for this to be successful, it must be part of the conversation that you, the one who doesn’t get along with some of the questionable family members offers to host the separate dinner. Trust me when I tell you that this is the only way that this can work. You can’t expect Mom to host two festive dinners to accommodate your family likes, and dislikes.)
D) Say nothing at all about not enjoying the company of the full family, and simply decline the invite, opting instead to stay home in pj’s all day long??
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm.
Looking forward to hearing all your, What Would You Do, replies!!