This is the time of year that I see many of my friends spending time with their brothers and sisters and extended family. Whether it be baking cookies, playing games, having dinner, or whatever...they do it together.
It's a reminder to me that this Christmas it will just be my husband, kids and I for the day. I miss my parents so much. I have a sibling that lives across the country and won't be out here at all for the season, and I have a sibling who is in the process of moving and wants to be at their new house for the Holiday. We also have family that don't want to inconvenience their pets to make the trip over to our house for the day. I don't want my kids to learn about conditional love. I want them to have the security that they are more important than dogs!!!! UGH. We have three small kids that deserve to play with their toys on Christmas morning. I can't drag them all over just because some dog will get lonely without their master. I love my family no matter what, but it is not a good excuse to me to miss out on three wonderful babies. I am trying to fight the urge to just eat everything in sight. What do I do?