So I'm weird. I know, I know...shocker right? Anyway, my family has never been big on tradition. We are more of a situational family. What we do and when we do it depends on what is currently going on in our lives. But I suppose the one constant has been to wake up too early on Christmas morning and open gifts. From that point many different things occur.
1. We pack up Jr. and take her to Mr. Rebel's family's house for the afternoon.
2. We pack up Jr. and take her to my Dad's house. This one will be sorely missed as it was my second favorite way to spend Christmas.
3. My favorite way to spend Christmas...Alone. Yes, that's right. I like to spend the day by myself playing with the toys I get for Christmas. Jr. often goes to Lansing with Mrs. Rebel Sr. (I don't think I've ever talked about my mom before. LOL. She needs a better nickname.) Then the Mr. is required to go to his family's and I get the house (and the DVD player) all to myself.
Honestly, I have never minded being alone. On Christmas or any other day. I think it's because I'm an only child. I don't need other people around to have fun. I don't feel neglected. I am just fine. After the kid opens presents, Christmas is really just another day.
I am not at all scroogy either. I like Christmas. I just don't need the family togetherness part of it to make me happy.
I don't know if anyone is going to let me have my loner Christmas this year however. Everyone seems very concerned that I am going to lose my mind if I am alone on a holiday. But I kind of wish they would. Let me cry if I need to, let me scream at the empty house, whatever I want to do. And I certainly don't want the Jr. to witness it if I do happen to break down that day.
Anyway, I am not traditional in anything I suppose. And Christmas is just one more example of how weird I am.