I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. It seems like Halloween runs straight to Christmas now and Thanksgiving gets skipped over. It’s not as big of a deal missing turkey day because all of our extended family is far away and it’s just us. That’s ok, I like doing turkey day smaller and not going all big for it. Daddy will just get the 4 days off, the younger kids get that whole week off (yikes.) If it’s chilly enough we can set a fire going and watch some movies. With everyone on or close to the edges of social anxiety we enjoy small quiet and cozy. After turkey day we can spend black Friday putting up the tree and all of the decorations.
Grandma and Grumpa will be visiting us for Yule this year which will be neat. I haven’t made any definite plans yet other than Christmas Eve jammies and movies and of course Christmas morning presents pancakes and coffee. I’ve already started some shopping but I need some ideas and help. Buddy boy is easy, his interests never change. Bitty is different, she’s hitting the age where she wants clothes and that sort of thing. Her tastes are a bit unique and sometimes things that I think she will like or love, well she just doesn’t, she makes that eh face.
I’m sure you already knew this but she came out to us. I told her the same thing I told you and still do. I love you and nothing you can say or do will change that. Just be you. All I worry about is how other people will treat you both because the world isn’t always nice to those of us that fly the rainbow flag. Just smile and kill them with kindness but just be careful. Since she is home with me a lot I try to remind her she is loved. I tell her anyone who can’t support her doesn’t need to be in her life –even family. All I want to do is protect you and keep you safe. All kids need to know they are loved and cared for no matter what age they reach. I still need to win the lotto and open a halfway house for the LGBT+ youth. No one should be afraid to be who they are, especially at home with their families.
I know you are grown but anytime you need some extra love and reassurance imagine we can pile on to the couch, just cuddle up and watch a movie or you can listen to an audiobook with daddy. The kids and kittens will pester you for love and attention of course. They look up to you (kids) and miss you (both) and want to play with you (kittens.) You can volunteer with us with the animal rescue, feed the homeless and have “Sunday Dinner” with the community family. During the week you can help me with some baking. This time of year gets a bit busy in the kitchen. Actually I need to get back to baking, daddy’s job is having a thing tomorrow and I have lots of cookies that need their turn in the oven.
I want you to succeed in all you do and I’m proud of all you have done. Keep shining brightly but most importantly be you and LOVE yourself.
All my love,