Our family has a lot going on these days.
Because of that, we couldn’t get together as we always do during the holidays, so we flexed a bit and had our little get-together in January!
The funny thing is that there wasn’t any formal gift-giving (although gifts for Wally were received, and our parents provided their usual fiscal contributions), and other than a semi-Christmasy dinner, we just sat around, watched Wally go crazy, caught up, and enjoyed each other’s company. It was refreshing!
We’ve always worked to reduce the stress of the holidays, but this year, by accident, we took it to a new level. And you know what? I’d be okay with us doing this moving forward.