I've been struggling with how to approach this when it comes to the rest of our families. G and I want to have our own traditions, our own life, and our very own family ... even if that family never expands beyond him and the pets. I'm tired of people trying to make me feel like they are more important to us than our fur family. And sure, we love our families ... but our pets depend on us. We chose to take on the responsibility of the horde, and because of that, they tend to come first.
I also feel that holidays have become slightly one-sided. We are always having to go somewhere for [insert holiday here]. I know our home isn't big enough to host more than one or two people, but it'd be nice to just stay home.
I struggled this past Christmas to try and create new traditions that are special for just us, but my plans sort of flopped. It seems that it's really only me trying with G just trailing behind barely paying attention. When things like this happen, it makes me feel like it's time we cut all ties. Even if I know that's not a solution, it sure does sound pretty damn nice. It's like I just can't win no matter what I do!
Oh well. Here's to another year down the drain ...