Ask @DadandBuried: I’m Excited to Host for the Holidays. Am I Crazy?
Mike Julianelle, the Brooklyn dad behind the popular @DadandBuried, shares his take on hosting family for the holidays.
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There will be fewer glitchy Zoom calls to troubleshoot, the kids will get to hug Grandma, and Aunt Carol will bring back her famous sausage bread. On the flipside, the highways and airports will be slammed again and those problematic family members you blissfully avoided last fall are going to be back in your living room. Suddenly, you have no excuse not to invite Uncle Rufus, and you can’t use bad Wi-Fi to avoid a political argument when the person arguing is sitting across the table from you.
Still, I say get the extra chairs out and have yourself a good time! The occasional contentious argument or need to recite from Snopes.com is nothing you’re not used to, and they’re a small price to pay for the privilege of breaking bread with family and friends again.
Dinner might not be quite as quiet as it was last year, but it will be more normal, at least by pre-COVID standards. That’s something we can all be thankful for.
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