Saving the Holidays from Impossible Expectations

Clark Griswold as "Jason" - from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (C) Hollywood Pictures
The Holidays Again: extended time with extended families, the in-laws, and the familial out-cast all armed with a thousand expectations. The busy mom is looking forward to a break from the children to talk uninterrupted with her mother, and the work-wearied dad is hoping to catch a few afternoon football games and catnaps. The schooled child is looking forward to snow (if he is headed north) or nice weather (if headed south). And these are the just the few obvious, specific-but often universal-expectations. (read more)

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