So many thoughts about Christmas. Today, Bliss and I went to her Aunty Lyndall's and Uncle Rodger's house for lunch with the cousins. We met AT and Clancy there, and AT's girlfriend, his father and stepmother.
AT, Bliss, Clancy, Epi
This was the first time I had met AT's girlfriend. Why would I choose Christmas to do that? Well, Christmas chose it. Everyone has told me that she's lovely. Of course she is, AT has great taste in women...
We met and we sat opposite each other and all was good.
Why do children have to choose which parent to spend Christmas with? Why can't they spend it with both?
I know I haven't done the separation thing according to "the rules" but I figure whatever works for the four of us is good and others can have their opinions and thoughts and express them and we can be free to ignore all well-meaning suggestions. I've also taken a few leaves out of the book of one of my dearest friends who used to spend Christmas Eve with her children and her two exes, so they could all enjoy a meal together. It sounded so civilised, and it is.
We had a lovely lunch and ate too much and had a few drinks and now Miss B and I are sitting outside (our favourite place in the evenings), listening to music, having a refreshment, plotting and planning future Christmas celebrations and revelling in being on holidays.
2014 has been rather a big year. I'm sure 2015 will be big as well. They all seem to be lately.
Hope you had fun.