Ok… one thing everyone should know is that everyone has a few “weird” people in their family. You know I’m right… right?
Many times we shake our head at those people and just throw them to the side. Sometimes we tolerate them, but secretly wish they would get a brainwash and start acting “normal”.
One thing I have to say is that despite who in my family is a little odd (and sometimes it is me!) we all really love each other and understand the importance of sticking together. We all understand the importance of learning and being able to kiss and make up.
To all of my family members both close and extended family – I LOVE YOU. You may not understand everything I am doing right now… or EVER, but I want you to know that I love you and think of you often.
I have learned that keeping my core family together is most important. My husband and my kids have to be put before extended family. If we allow outside influences to come in and upset our home, that is a recipe for defeat and a horrible family life. While other people may mean well, we have to keep our families together and when our kids go away, we have to allow them to do the same thing.