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Hahaha! You were alone on Christmas ego-surfing!

Don't worry, it's not as pathetic as it sounds.

Posted by And I Am Not Charles Mudede | December 25, 2006 4:44 PM

My mom and I ate Cornish hens in the kitchen too. I suppose this is a universal single-mom only-child thing? (We drank plenty of wine though.) Merry Christmas.

Posted by jessiesk | December 25, 2006 4:45 PM

I boycotted my family's Christmas because I didn't feel like pretending that my brother isn't crazy. This is the first Christmas that I've spent without my family. It feels both hopelessly immature and weirdly adult.

Posted by Papayas | December 25, 2006 5:38 PM

"mom and I's"?

Posted by Dikki Anjensen | December 25, 2006 6:45 PM

Grammar isn't required during a revealing personal anecdote.

Posted by Sha | December 26, 2006 4:48 AM

"family Christmas" became a farce at the tender age of 8 when my mom left my dad and he lost all interest in holidays. "I really don't see the point, it's just a waste of money" was what the man who had hidden our living room floor under boxes and boxes or presents in the Christmas' before.

When I moved to Seattle ten years ago I tried going back for Christmas a couple times and the travel mess was never really worth it. So I'm always a Christmas orphan and have been since 1977, I've only now come to embrace it.

A friend has an open house every year so I'm never alone. It's not the same as the pre-divorce years but it's much better than the lame attempt years that followed. The important part is that I always feel loved.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by monkey | December 26, 2006 9:29 AM

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