Yes, the holidays are meant to be the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are tucking presents under the tree, enjoying the soft glow of a menorah, or baking traditional cookies with your little one, it's hard for even the Scrooge-iest of us to deny the presence of holiday cheer. But the same can't always be said for get-togethers with extended family. Yes, they are often a lovable bunch, but it's inevitable that even the sanest group has a few black sheep. But is it true that the holidays are dangerous because of all the relatives around?
It sounds a bit dramatic, right? But if you think about tangoing with relatives over your kid's food allergies, begging your great uncle so-and-so to please stop kissing the baby on the mouth, and explaining to your well-meaning aunt that your toddler simply doesn't like hugs, then you will feel exhausted by the mere idea of a get-together.
Well, that's why there's this handy list of five common situations you might run into with family who needs a bit of extra help navigating life with your child. Of course, you can always resort to "please, shove off" if necessary. Because adding "please" helps to soften the potential blow — or so I hear. 'Tis the season!