Well, I never thought this would happen. Practically for as long as I can remember, my mother has been the biggest ‘bah humbugger’ there is. Not anymore, apparently. It’s not even December and she’s been excited about putting up Christmas decorations; in fact she’s already put some up. “Say what?” you ask. Yea, I know.
Perhaps now that my father-abuser (and her husband-abuser) is dead she feels free to enjoy the coming festive season? Perhaps she’s determined to enjoy it now that he is finally gone? Perhaps she’s worried that this will be her last Christmas? It’s made me wonder if this Christmas might be less hideous than all the others, if at least one family member (well, my only family member) is open to enjoying it? Who knows? I’m not arguing, I’m just going with it.
By the way, this month’s Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse has just been published on the theme of ‘Surviving Holidays’. Head over to From Tracie to check out some most excellent submissions. 😉