Every December brings on the worse mood for me. As an atheist I would rather just skip the whole thing. However, as the only atheist in the family it’s rather difficult. Especially with my husband. The other day we had a somewhat heated discussion on my “skipping it this year”. We don’t have children so it’s not like we have to do it for them. P.S. husband is an atheist too, only tends to avoid admitting so as not to upset anyone (his parents, although they know we both are, but that’s another story).
Every year I get dragged to his parents and sit through 100s of people I do not know parading through their house. (They run a horse boarding farm and know many people.) He knows how I feel but says suffering through the “horse people” is part of Christmas. My response was: thats BULL.
My in-laws and I are not close and during the whole year I may visit twice - my husband visits by himself. Now, don’t get me wrong - my problem is not with going over and visiting with family on Christmas day. But do I really have to spend hours and hours and hours with people I don’t know and have nothing in common with?
Which brings me to my question. My SO said that everyone celebrates Christmas and that it isn’t as tied to relegion as it once was(in case your wondering, again, I said BULL). Do you agree? Your thoughts please.
<Rant> You would think that since every year (of our twelve years of marriage) I turn into the same scrouge one would think that he would want to do something to change that? Just thinking out loud. Are the holidays supposed to make you miserable? My SO is English and my family is French (Ontario, not Quebec) and as such he understands zip, zilch, nadda, bo-did of the conversations going on around him (although I do not speak French I can understand 90% if I pay close attention). I feel so bad about it that I suggest we go home. <End rant>
Thanks for listening.