My girls invited themselves to stay with me over Christmas.

She hadn’t seen her Dad or dad in over 10 years

I loved my friends, but there are times when I want to be lake house and not run around, and christmas is a single of those times, and last year, they invited themselves to stay with me over Christmas. I resented their thinking it was okay to invade my lake house when I was with my parents for the holidays. They thought it was so cool to be there, and be in a family situation, which I couldn’t understand. I thought all families shared the holidays together. The only time I remember not having the entire family together for the holidays was when my sister was in Iraq. There were times when my dad would be out laboring on someone’s Heating and Air Conditioning system so they had a oil furnace for Christmas. There was a single time when she helped my uncle put in a fireplace so she had a chimney for Santa to come down, but that was all family. When my sister came home, it was a perfect Christmas. My friends and I were talking about our most memorable Christmases when Dad walked in. She reminded me of when dad had to go out to work on a fireplace. The dad got stuck in the chimney, and she had to help get him out. My a single friend started to cry and said all of us had such amazing stories. She hadn’t seen her Dad or dad in over 10 years. They all had similar stories, and I abruptly felt awful for not wanting them around. Although my dad being an Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman took him away often, all of us still constantly had a family Christmas in spite of her task.
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