Well, another Fourth of July and another fiasco. I just cannot take it any more, honestly. Every family gathering is completely ruined by my 20 year old niece who for years has treated our small family gatherings as the launching pad for whatever random people she currently calls her "friends." And I used that term loosely, since every year it seems like it is an entirely new set of strangers she's just thrown my door or my mom's door open to for the event. I am so sick of strangers intruding on our family gatherings ... it changes the entire dynamic. I don't know these people, I don't want to know these people. I get together with my family (or would like to) to simple catch up with THEM, not their entourage.
Anyone else feel this way? I'm thinking of moving far away, or just planning my vacations around every major holiday so I can stop even trying to pretend we have a family.