With Thanksgiving behind us now and the Christmas shopping season in full swing, everyone is busy talking about the many things that they want for Christmas… The truth of the matter is, if I really thought about it, I could probably name off many many things that I want that would make good Christmas gifts. But truly, all I want for Christmas is to pretend it isn’t happening this year.
All I Want For Christmas
I’m a newlywed. It’s the first year that I am officially Mrs. Babb for Christmas. It’s the first year that I have signed my Christmas cards “With Love, The Babbs”. I should be happy. But it’s an “odd numbered” year. And that means that my children will be with their dad for Christmas. I’m happy for them, don’t get me wrong… I’m just so damn miserable every time I think of them not being here to put on their new pajamas on Christmas eve. I hate the idea of not waking them up on Christmas morning to show them the bounty of gifts that are under the tree. I hate not getting them dressed in their new clothes to go to Grandma’s house for Christmas dinner. I just hate it.
So, while it sounds so incredibly selfish, all I want for Christmas is to pretend that it doesn’t exist. Not until my kids come back home the next day…
I know I’m not the only mom out there that’s going through this either. I want to reach out to the other ones, I want to give them a comforting hug. I wish I could say it gets easier, but it doesn’t. This will be my 4th Christmas without my kids, and as the days lead up to it, it feels like a death march.
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