Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I’m posting a day early since I doubt I’ll have a chance to get near a computer tomorrow, Christmas Day. This afternoon I fly to Albany to spend the holiday with my kids, my precious grandson Connor, my Harley-riding sister Lori, and most of the rest of my family. Can’t wait to see everyone, but I’m definitely not looking forward to that weather.

Anyway, I thought I’d post this picture, taken the day after Christmas 2004. That’s my first husband, Chris, and me and our kids, Courtney and Christopher. Courtney had just cleaned up after a big shindig at her place for Connor’s birthday and by the time this picture was taken, I had about three beers too many. Yeah, just a typical granny in a Sonic Youth t-shirt tying one on at her grandson’s birthday party…

Note my hand on my ex’s thigh—ha! Also note the expression on his face. Too funny.

At this point, Chris and I had been split up for 10 years, and my second husband (the infamous “B.H.”) was already history as well.

I like this picture (even though I look terrible in it) because it depicts what I would wish for every couple post-divorce, especially during the holidays. No matter what you buy for them, and no matter how old they are, the most important gift you can give your kids is a sense of family cohesiveness, even when the structure of the family changes dramatically.

Merry Christmas to all!

6 comments:

Hurricane Mikey said...

Have a Merry Christmas and safe travels!

Wishing you all the best this year...

CarmenSinCity said...

Hey Linda!! Have an awesome and safe trip. I'm looking forward to meeing you in the new year.

Merry Christmas!!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Merry Christmas to you! I like this photo too your kids are both really cute(and you look great no matter what you say).

Julie said...

Very, Merry Christmas, Linda!!

Lisa McGlaun said...

I cannot tell you what I'd give for a picture like this...for my boys so they could have this kind of cohesiveness...one more picture with mom and dad.

Don't think it will ever happen...at least not until a wedding or something like that...and even then I don't think I'll put my hand on his leg...lol.

Love you,
Lisa

Argentine Rocket said...

Lovely lovely post and how very true! Merry Christmas to you Linda!