We have a tradition of opening gifts on Christmas Eve. We also get to open ONE before we eat dinner - we get to choose which gift.
However, for the past several years, my mom has been chosing which one I get to open before dinner. It's been a 'lounging suit' aka those velveteenish jammies. She tells me she expects me to put it on NOW so I 'look nice' for dinner. I hate those outfits with a passion.
hmm... she wants me to show up to her house early to cook/clean/decorate and later when I change, what I bring to wear is not acceptable to her. The jammie suit is NOT something I'd wear or something I'd even buy for myself. She doesn't like me wearing jeans and a nice shirt. I wear jeans because there's a TON of people that show up and I end up sitting on the floor. And I'm a jeans girl, through and through. I'm not dressing up to sit on the floor!
I told my mom this year at THanksgiving that I will no longer subject myself to showing up early to be yelled at for things. My mom thrives on drama. Can't handle life unless everyone is upset and snarly at each other so she can play Peace Maker. When I told her she loves the drama, she grinned really big and nodded her head. Well, due to my sensory issues, I can't take the yelling and screaming.