Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Christmas Turmoil

Well, Christmas went fairly well. Chloe again had problems with her allergies while at my parents house. I don't know whether we'll ever be able to go to their house. Between her and I, we are allergic to every animal they have. I am allergic to both cats and dogs and who knows what else. I survive at Josh's mom's house, because I am only there for brief periods of time and I have prescription allergy meds that cost us a lot of money, that I have to take a ton of when I'm at my mom's. I give Chloe lots of her over the counter stuff, but it barely touches it. She's always so miserable down there with all there adorable long-haired cats that she can't resist. Of course, my extremely rude sister got on my case about having a cat when my daughter's allergic to them. Never mind that she never has this problem at home, except on the very rare occasion that Jewel sheds and Chloe packs her around. If she leaves her alone, she's fine. And Jewel's so big, she's hard to carry, so Chloe never does. Why does she think we were leaving mom's house to go to our own house with our own cat? Because our cat doesn't cause her problems. Maybe Jill should get rid of her dogs, so I don't have to pay so much money to go see her! Anyway, we headed back yesterday, partly because I was sick of everyone's judgmental jerkiness (sometimes I wish I was an orphan), but mostly because of Chloe's allergies.


  1. I'm sorry you had a rough time dealing with family. I haven't been able to take my family to my dad's house because he smokes inside(although my half sister just told me that he just started smoking outside.
    I'm afraid that I won't be able to visit my mom in SE Idaho for a while. She's taking care of my grandma, and my grandma has dementia and is very grouchy and yells at the kids. Since Jayden is two and in a screaming phase, I think it would be a living hell to stay there for any length of time. So we will either wait until he gets out of this phase or my grandma goes to nursing care or if she died.

  2. Yeah, family can be difficult. I tried to be positive on my blog about our Christmas experience, but it wasn't really very positive. I liked the food and the presents and that's not really what Christmas is all about. It's about Jesus and about loving each other and there wasn't any of that.