Christmas Thoughts.

So my dad and I were talking the other day (I know! Good, huh?) and he wondered if I had thought about Christmas at all. Well, it’s true that I have, in a sort of Oh-Lord-How-Will-We Manage-To-Stay-Sane-And-Will-There-Be-Enough-Money? kind of way. But Dad wanted to know because he was thinking of going to Hawaii.

No, stop getting excited for me. Not take his kids to Hawaii. Take HIMSELF to Hawaii. In fact, he may be taking his girlfriend and her daughter, but it still, it is the best possible situation.

Bo and Carol will be slinging their butts around to various American universities in an attempt to find gainful employment as Philosophy PhDs, so won’t be here, at least between actual Christmas Day and New Year’s.
I’d also feel strange about Christmas in Cow Bay. Call me a narrow-minded antisocial fool (actually, I am sometimes, so that’s ok), but I’m not yet ready to start any kind of tradition there.

So maybe Dad can go to Hawaii, Bo and Carol can find fabulous Tenure Track positions in cities that don’t suck, and E and I can sleep late, watch a lot of movies, and maybe go to an Orphans’ Christmas Dinner somewhere in the neighbourhood.

There’s a plan.

6 Comments to “Christmas Thoughts.”

  1. By Arwen, September 18, 2006 @ 12:28 am

    Yay for unbusied Xmases…

  2. By Liz, September 18, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    Unbusied and unexpectationed. A bacon-and-eggs Christmas, maybe. Or maybe cheese sandwiches. Whatever.

  3. By Pomodoro, September 18, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    Dude, I’m due on December 23rd remember?! You will not lack things to busy yourself with around the holiday this year. Although with any luck we will all avoid being in the hospital for Christmas day itself.

  4. By Liz, September 18, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

    Dude, I totally know when you’re due.

    The thing is, I won’t be pressured, either by myself or others, to step into my mother’s Holday Perfection shoes in a strange place without the support of my brother, snapping at Eric because I can’t lash out at my dad, cooking a turkey for people I don’t know.

    I would far rather be slipping your mother horse tranquilizers.

  5. By gen, September 19, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    ‘kay. I know that I don’t know all the detaile but he is going to take his girlfriend and her daughter to Hawaii but not you and your bro?

    I don’t have any problems with the breaking of Christmas traditions and I am ecstatic to hear that you are not going to try and be your mother. But..did he at least ask if you wanted to go?

    Am I being overprotective and reactionary?

  6. By Liz, September 19, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    He didn’t ask me to go. He said, “I was thinking about going to Hawaii for Christmas.”
    I don’t know if you’re being overpotective or reactionary.
    I don’t know if he’s bringing his girlfriend and her daughter, or if they’re going with him, or what.

    Maybe I’ll broach that the next time we talk.

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