Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Once Piece of Advice

So today's journal prompt is:

If you could give one piece of advice only to your children or future generations what would you offer?

Create your own holiday traditions for your own immediate family.  You should not feel obligated to visit with anyone else or spend you holidays anywhere but in your own home.  Now if visiting is what you want to do or inviting others is you bag that's cool.  BUT it is what you decide you want for your family.  You should not have to feel like every holiday is a command visit.  If it's not where you want to be then don't be there.  I promise I won't get mad.  I love spending time with extended family and sometimes its great to share a holiday meal around the table with tons of relatives but there are other times when you yearn for something simpler.  I would just as soon know that I can see you and yours anytime it works for all of us then be obligated by a date on the calendar.  So that's it create your own guilt free holiday traditions for your household.  Love, MOM

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