My dad’s extended side of the family always celebrates Christmas a week or two after the holiday. Which would be this weekend.
My parents are happy to have Thirteen join us (my mom already offered to buy her presents, and I’m pretty sure she was eyeing up a baby bottle that would fit in the baby doll’s mouth.)
I’m not sure what kind of Christmas she had… my mom tried to ask her if Santa came or what be brought and got very unclear answers (mostly named things Pumpkin has that I think she wants–like the pacifier.)
Part of me thinks it might be a gift to her to come celebrate with my family. Part of me thinks it might be too triggering or overwhelming, if it just makes her miss the people she wants to be with.
(If this were just a gathering and not “Christmas” she would definitely come.) If she does not come, Croi would stay home with her.
Oh, blogging friends who have walked this path before…. what do you think?