Saturday, March 26, 2016

Our Plans. It's Something.

It never fails. Right before a holiday, people ask, "What are you doing for (insert holiday)?" Our answer is always the same. We're staying home with the kids. Cooking a nice little feast. Watching a couple of movies while enjoying family snuggle time. No work. Unwind. Relax. For us, that's total bliss. However, most times our holiday plans are misinterpreted as "having no plans" or "we're doing nothing."

It's not like that at all.

We choose to stay home for the holidays because we have kids. In 2014, Lisa and I made a promise to our kids that we'd never spend the holidays away from home. That was the year we spent Thanksgiving with friends, had been gone a little too long and arrived home with a small bag of turkey.

Oh, the guilt. And, THE LOOKS.

Since then, we stay home. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Easter. Our choice. If an invitation is extended our way, we are exceptionally thankful, but we decline. We have plans. We're doing something. All activities and meals include our kids. It's a family day. Lisa doesn't work. I don't work. We get the whole day and night together.

The kids love it. We love it. 

Those are our plans. That's what we're doing. It's something. A holiday celebration doesn't need to involve traveling or visiting family and friends. We make sure to see our friends and have Lisa's parents over before the actual holiday.

That's just the way it is. We like it this way. It works for us and our family.

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