Or Dysfunction: a game the whole family can play
Mistletoe and Folly?
You know the precarious December dilemma. You have a new holiday crush. You two have been dating for weeks, maybe months. You click, match and are very connected. You’ve become a couple and now must decide: do you dare bring your darling-date home for Christmas? Whether your family looks like the Addams family or a Norman Rockwell painting; you have to decide. Are you willing to subject your sweetheart to la familia?
Silent Night? or Rock Around the Clock Tonight?
And just think about who will be seated around the dining room table. There will be your quirky sister, the Vegan and her boisterous boy friend, poet; Aunt Xenophobe, Uncle Eclectic, Cousin Chauvinism. And your sweet little mother who can push your buttons like she was playing an accordion. Your adorable dad, the rapid Republican with his Paul Ryan man crush, will slowly carve the turkey (and the tofurkey) and ramble about his good buddies Rush and his twin cousin, the Mayor of Toronto. Can you handle that?
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take courage. Best advice? Make nice and do a ‘Nike – Just do it.’
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