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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...
Twin Creeks Ranch, Winter 1992. Photo by ML Archibald

...a big mess!

I'm told that most folks have some sort of family drama around the Christmas season. I guess it's inevitable. Especially when you get more than one family involved, it seems impossible to please everyone—or maybe to please anyone. I'm also told that maintaining one's "boundaries" are important a this time. Or any time.

Personally, I do my best to try to stay out of the middle in these situations.

Any tips on how to manage this would be appreciated. My friend, who has five grown children, says she doesn't want any presents this Christmas; she only wants her children all speaking to each other.

Sounds good to me.

Best Wishes of the Season,