Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Time for Family

Today is a red-letter day for our family.  Our youngest is done with college. I'm officially old.

So she's now a college graduate at 21.  I have to mention her, because she's hilarious and impressive.  She graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA when she was a junior.  The reason she wanted to graduate early was because she'd started school a year late, just because she was born on Sept. 1.  It ticked her off that she was always the oldest in school.  The state wouldn't budge and let her start Kindergarten early, so she made up for that year's loss by graduating from high school a year early.

When she went to college, her goal was to show up her older sister (our middle kid is 13 months older) and get a perfect GPA.  She received a few A- grades, but overall, her grades were all A's.  She's worried about this semester, thinking she might get a B.  I can't believe it.  I had a ton of B's in college and high school and was proud of them.  But for her, a B is failure.  Crazy, right?  She's also the type to argue for every point, even if she's already gotten an A on the test.  She turns in every project and paper early. That's just the way she is.

So now that you have the setting for this kid, realize her older sister (the middle kid) doesn't have perfect grades.  She's on the 5+ year college plan (double major) and is now behind her sister who was 2 years behind her in school.

This Christmas, when they're all home, is going to be stressful, to say the least.  Our son also had very very good grades in college (a 4.0 GPA in high school) with about a 3.92 GPA.  I can just see the arguments happening already.

What do you do when your family is bound to fight for the holidays?  How do you handle it?  What

would my characters in my books do?  I'm thinking of sending them all to their rooms, get my hot chocolate and book, and ignore everything else around me.  Either that, or put them all to work.

Time for family can be all warm and happy...or it can be like my upcoming holiday season.  Does anyone have warm and happy anymore or is that just in the Christmas romances?  😀

Have a great day!
SweetTale Books

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