Family (leaving) Makes Me Happy

October 15, 2012

I just had family visit from the west coast. It is genuinely great to see them! Given the distance, work schedules, and small children it’s not always easy to take the trip out west, so I am very glad & grateful that they can come visit us instead of us having to do the traveling. But let’s be clear – there’s still work. A lot of work is created when family visits…extra cleaning, special food shopping, planning adventures, and many many many other things . It’s fantastic to have the family here. But you know what is even better than having them visit??? HAVING THEM LEAVE! Getting your own space back is a good thing & makes me happy. =)

Do you love being with your extended family but also have conflicting feelings about being around them? Do you have suggestions for handling that?