As the holidays draw near, I feel like I get more sad with each passing day. Family is just not what it used to be, even if it wasn’t genuine. Everyone would come together and we’d celebrate to the fullest. The kids always enjoyed themselves because they’re kids and they don’t know all the drama that goes on between the so called, “adults”. As they shouldn’t be caught up in all the nonsense. This year, however, the kids are actually the ones who are going to suffer. Grown folks are keeping the kids apart because of the drama that is causing the separation to begin with. Cousins who used to spend weekends together or talked to each other during the week are no longer speaking or hanging out together. It’s a messed up situation and it sucks. My little one doesn’t understand why she can no longer play with her cousins or why they can’t call each other. I don’t even know why!! If us adults have issues, then fine, let’s try to resolve them or just keep it between us. The kids shouldn’t have to be pitted against each other because their parents are upset with each other. It’s like, my mom is mad at your mom so I’m mad at you. That’s so stupid!! At this point, you’re just related.