Apparently you have been trying to get my attention for awhile now. It’s not that I’m trying to ignore you, but with Christmas and New Years and all, I just wanted to spend time with my family. I didn’t think I had to ask for your permission to enjoy myself. It’s not just a normal time of year ya know?It’s my FAVORITE time of year!
I truly wasn’t meaning to make you feel left out. I heard you every time you called my name… It’s just that you weren’t invited, and nobody likes a party crasher! I tried to be nice and give you as much time as I could. But it is NEVER enough for you, is it?
You always have to be the centre of attention, don’t you?
You never want to listen to the voice of reason either…. You frustrate the hell out of me somedays.
I asked you nicely to behave on Christmas Eve, and you laughed in my face. I was the bigger person and let it go.
Christmas morning when we were opening our presents, even though you weren’t invited, I offered you a seat beside me, and told you that you could stay as LONG as you used your manners….. And to that you spit in my face.
Well as you already know, my family hates you, so you knew that there was no way you’d be invited over for dinner…. But trust me, you didn’t fool anyone! We saw you lurking in the dark through the window… We were just playing a trick in you… We were all very aware of your presence, we just thought if we ignored you long enough that you would let us eat in peace! But once again you outlasted us, you never tired…. You were still full of piss and vinegar long after the party was over and you followed us home.
You have to admit, even after your hijinx, I was decent enough to invite you in to my home. I told you that if you were lonely you could stay, but only for a FEW days! I was nice enough to offer my time and friendship, not because you deserved it, but because I felt sorry for you! I made it clear that you could stay until New Year’s Eve, but that afternoon you had to pack up and leave because we had special plans that didn’t include YOU!
But NOOOOOO! That wasn’t enough for you!!! You ended up ruining the dinner I had planned and was really looking forward to. I tried to hide you as much as I could, but halfway through our main course everyone knew you were there. My son recognized you right away… And that makes me so sad. I have tried to protect him from you. I have tried to hide you…. But you are just not happy with my attention, you have to be catered to by everyone in the room!
You know that no matter what happens between us, I always find it in my heart to forgive you…. That is until you start picking on those I love. I’m sorry but that’s where I draw the line! I put up with enough from you, and do it with a smile on my face…. But when you start bullying my family, that’s when I can’t stand it anymore!
So that’s why I’m writing to you. You see, last night while I was putting my son to bed, he brought up your name. He told me that it has made him sad that you won’t leave our home. He said that he knows you have been around since Christmas, and he is starting to get angry that you seem to want to take all of my attention away from him. He doesn’t want you in his room, he doesn’t want you to eat dinner with us, he doesn’t want you to put him to bed each night, he wants you to go away!!
You can bully me all you want, but you are NOT allowed to bully him! Do you understand?!?
I’m telling you that you don’t want to mess with my family. I can promise you that.
This is a warning…. Next time I won’t be as nice.