Anyone else feel like they need to recover from an entire day spent with family? I'm feeling pretty numb today 🙁 it's only one day of the year so I wish it wouldn't bother me so much...I want to be that person who is always happy and smiling and having a wonderful time...but when you're confronted with all the issues from your childhood you worked so hard & so long to get past, it just makes for a really tough day. It's like a competition with the my family - a shallow, meaningless competition about how you look, what you wear, how little you eat on the day...for example, my sister announces she's so full after eating a lettuce leaf & a mince pie. My mother pretty much congratulates her, "oh you've never been a big eater have you, she's never been a big eater! Look at her in your tiny dress, she looks after herself, my girl!" Meanwhile I'm on my second helping of turkey. Other sister has so much fake tan she's putting Oompa Loompa's everywhere to shame...mother exclaims, "oh you're so brown! You've always gone brown (points to me) - she just burns." Brother brings along new girlfriend #3964 who mother once again automatically decides they are new best friends and they bond over cushion colours.
Ugh it's just so fake & exhausting! Cheers to staying home today!!!