Depending on what part of the world you live in, you just might be stuck in the house for hours due to bad weather at someone's home. You also might have to put up with a partner who will be saying, "I told you we shouldn't have come...I really wish we hadn't left home..." while you wait for the storms to pass.
House-hopping is definitely worth the effort if you know for sure this is something that all parties agree on. Who wouldn't miss visiting a favorite aunt or an awesome grandfather who has goodies at their homes? No one would pass up an opportunity to see mom if she is in good spirits and prepares great meals while treating her family with some love and respect. However, when there is frequent family discord and people act miserably with one another, you have to wonder, "Why bother?" When you know there is a history of ugly people acting ugly, why subject your relatives to their foolishness?
Many families risk their lives traveling to see relatives only to come back home ready to spank the kids, divorce the spouse, and put the pet outdoors in the cold for messing up the house. Then to make matters worse, the bills will be coming in and monies will be short. Those determined to get family together often don't consider all of the issues that come when trying to get to a holiday event especially one that is out of town during the winter season.
Save yourself and your family the head, heart and butt ache, choose where you will spend the holidays wisely and don't force everyone to comply when it is obvious that some folks simply don't like being around certain family members.
Nicholl McGuire, YouTuber channel: nmenterprise7
Nicholl is the author of the following books:
Know Your Enemy: The Christian's Critic https://www.createspace.com/3437273
When Mothers Cry https://www.createspace.com/3393499
Laboring to Love Myself https://www.createspace.com/3401526
Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate https://www.createspace.com/3332346
Floral Beauty on a Dead End Street http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail...
Spiritual Poems By Nicholl http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail...