Every now and then SNL has a pre-filmed sketch that perfectly hits the zeitgeist. This past weekend is no exception:
I felt this one, hard. No, it doesn’t match the surface details of Christmas planning with Mr. Mezz and our extended family at all: we’re all in agreement about the proper, safe, course of action, so our Christmas conversations have already taken place without any of the comic guilt-tripping demonstrated here by Heidi Garner, Punkie Johnson, and Kate McKinnon.
So, we’re lucky in not needing this recent advice column about how to have the “Christmas conversation” in real life.
And yet. The distance between the Christmas I hoped for and the Christmas Mr. Mezz and I are creating together—it’s still painful, some moments.Continue reading “Heart to heart conversations”