The greatest fun of Christmas holidays is everyone coming back home. But what a load of work for the parents who are confronted with this newly jammed household invasion! There's not just the getting used to the crowd and the noise but also the amount of added chores that feeding and housing the expanded family brings.
So the answer is everyone share the work, right? Well, not so fast. This familiar but new dynamic as kids grow and parents age presents a new landscape where old rules don't always work and feelings of resentment can trump the feelings of joy at being together again.