Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stormy Waters-Where is Norman Rockwell?

Have you ever had a big, huge, all encompassing, yelling, door slamming family fight right at Christmas.?
When you threaten to call off the whole celebration.?
And tell them to throw the turkey away?
And take down the tree.?

Well, we all did
And we have retreated to our respective corners
and no one is speaking.


  1. Oh, I am so sorry! I hope it doesn't last long and things get mended soon. That's an awful feeling but you could quietly celebrate by yourself in your own corner ~
    I hope you find some peace. :)

    Merry Christmas ~

  2. oh no, chania! someone is going to have to step up and be the bigger person, even if it means apologizing when you don't really think you were in the wrong. it's christmas, and it's family, so work it out!

  3. Oh no! A terrible feeling no matter when it occurs. Hugs to you and hoping your heart mends soon.
    Hang a white flag. . .call a truce for the holiday... maybe afterwards it will all be forgotten...just maybe.

  4. Oh dear, Chania. We've not had the fight but we've always felt like having it though...I hope the argument is resolved somehow and if not, a good stiff drink or two will do the trick.
    Merry Christmas xx Anita

  5. Oh Chania, what can I say! When I worked in Environmental Health, One of the Principals in our office had to do an inspection on the local refuse tip a couple of days before Christmas. He couldn't believe his eyes and he watched gob smacked - he saw this man yank a fully decorated (complete with lights) Christmas tree out of the back of his car and hurl it on the tip. It happens to the best of us believe me. My thoughts and prayers are with you xxx

  6. Sounds absolutely perfect to me, Raz - the perfect storm, just when you need it, just like my old family Christmases used to be, before I opted out for good.

    This is the perfect opportunity to go out and treat yourself to what you have always secretly wanted - a brand new family. It doesn't matter how much it costs, it's worth every penny, take it from me. Just keep in touch with your parents and children. As for the rest, let them buy themselves their own new family.

    Have a good Christmas.

  7. My first reaction is to laugh at this post. Not because I think this is funny AT ALL, but because I wonder how many people can actually relate to this. This to shall pass. I am sorry that it is happening this week, of all weeks, but have faith that the Christmas spirit will bring you all back together. My thoughts are with you and Have a Merry Christmas.

  8. LOL, every year. Or so it seemed.
    Not anymore though.
    We are too far away from anyone and we manage to not fight on Christmas, the dog would be upset :)
    The stress of the holidays always makes people so tense and touchy and argumentative. Half the time I think people have no idea why they are being so grouchy..
    I hope someone makes the first overture and I am sorry is said and all will be loving and happy on Christmas !

  9. Time will heal all..well is such a stressful time of year for everyone...I think all of the family stuff boils to the surface.
    Hang in there tomorrow is a new day and soon we will see a New Year!!

  10. Holiday + family + close quarters = a lot of crap! Totally usual, totally normal. Just reassure yourself by saying "It's not about me"...and I really hope it isn't.
    I pray this sorts itself soon...and if not...can I pick you up on my way from Niagara on the Lake to Toronto on Saturday?

  11. Oh my dear, I feel so badly for you. I hope things get sorted out.

  12. Oh no, I missed this post until just now..but of course I saw the later post I need not worry now..

    We nearly had a small bru haha this morning caused by you know who but I took the high road and avoided the collision.

    Christmas...complicated at it's worst, Joyous at its best.

    Merry Christmas my friend.


  13. Oh dear! I hope things have cleared up by now and Christmas was a wonderful blessed event.

  14. Oh Chania Sweetheart I'm SORRY to read of your family dramas....I can relate....As can my sprained big toe....(DON'T ASK)....Christmas....For all it's MAGIC is a stressful time....I'm sure everything will be fine....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  15. Doesn't every family do this?


I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania