Silly And Sad Moments You Experience When You’re Single For The Holidays
We’re not going to say that being single during the holidays is all bad. There are plenty of awesome things about the holiday season that anybody can enjoy, single or not, like the spiked eggnog that shows up at the grocery store, the holiday cocktail hour at work, the tradition to drink hot spiced rum for breakfast at your mom’s house…Oh. These are all about alcohol, aren’t they? Whoops! Nonetheless, it’s obviously a magical season that you don’t need a partner for. But the rest of the world doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo. Everywhere you look around the holidays, there is something that seems to be created for lovers and it’s just awkward when you try to partake. Here are sad, silly, and true moments you experience when you’re single for the holidays.
Getting the office sofa at your mom’s house
The couples need the bedrooms, she says. And your cousins with all the kids need the entire basement to themselves, your mom insists. And so, there you are, sleeping on the sofa in the office—the office that your mom needs to get into at 7am, so she walks in on you sleeping naked, “Gilmore Girls” reruns still open on your laptop and three beer bottles tucked beside the bed.
Nobody to cheers
That moment when everybody cheers with their loved one or date at the party—you don’t have that. You cheers the air. You’ve cheersed the dog before, or a painting nearby.
“Nope—this cologne is for my dad”
Any time you buy a gift for a man—from a pair of boxers to cologne—the salesperson asks you, with a little playful tone in her voice, “Is this for a special someone?” Yup—my dad.
Seeing the relatives you see once a year
Then there are those relatives you only see once a year and you need to tell them that, no, your relationship status hasn’t changed in the last 365 days. (I mean there are a few people you dated for like two months and things ended weirdly…one with a threesome…but they don’t need to know that).