Short Thought 233 (family)

When I was a young adult my much older brother physically attacked me at our parents’ house at Thanksgiving. The “reason” is flimsy and bizarre and not worth typing. The event devolved into a huge family fight involving my many siblings (and parents) that had very little, if anything to do with me.  Christmas was on its way. My mother made a big point of saying ALL her children were welcome at her home.  I knew I was supposed to fall in line as if the incident had never happened and I also knew my pecking order in the family was such that my welfare wasn’t of great concern but there was no way I was sitting down to Christmas dinner with my brother.

6 thoughts on “Short Thought 233 (family)

  1. C.E.Robinson

    Collette, you had good reason not to appear at Christmas dinner. The problem wasn’t with you! Your family didn’t understand that, and they never would. Sounds like it was a difficult family to grow up in. 😞

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