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!