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Christmas in September

Christmas TreeOne of our sons and his wife and children live just a few minutes away. The in-laws (who we actually quite like) live just a few minutes away, too. It can make Christmas interesting. I know it seems early to be talking about Christmas – but daughter (I refuse to call the partners my children bring into the family ‘in-law’ – I prefer to claim them as my own) brought it up a few days ago.

“Mom, is it too early to talk about Christmas? It’s our year to spend Christmas day with you.” I love it! Son chose well. He chose a woman who realizes that their family is now more than the family she grew up with. So, we talked about Christmas, and how they love

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