As we all know, the holidays are extremely difficult for us - regardless of if it has been 1 day, 1 month, 1 year or 1 decade....or more. I find myself considering other's feelings and the appropriateness of my actions frequently around this time. I would never intentionally hurt anyone's feelings. Let me rephrase that... I would never intentionally hurt another's feelings for no reason. I certainly wouldn't disrespect them. I try to be considerate of others regardless of the difficulty I have in managing this new journey I find myself on.
Our family is steeped in tradition. Christmas Eve and Christmas day have always been "done" the same way with my in-laws. The focus was family and sharing time together. An informal affair with good food and good company. However; this Christmas has delivered a surprise that I certainly wasn't expecting. My step-daughter is bringing her mother to the "festivities". So my question to you would be, do you find that inconsiderate? Inappropriate? Disrespectful? I truly am interested in your opinion.