I don’t always visit my family for Thanksgiving because I have a hypercritical parent. Things I’ve been criticized so far in these two days:
1. My lifestyle (they just don’t like how I live)
2. My relationships
3. My photography hobby
4. My drawing hobby
5. That I read too much
6. My backpacking habit (they think it’s dumb)
7. Quitting my high paying corporate job to ‘teach’
8. My eyes (allergies make them a little puffy)
My siblings defend me, though most of it they just give weird looks since a lot of the criticism doesn’t make any damn sense.
I’m thinking about next year writing a life proposal ahead of time so I can just get parental review comments rather than having to hear it when I show up. It would be cheaper than a flight 🙂
To all of you who celebrate, I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving with only minimal family drama and plenty of full bellies!