My family holidays haven't been the typical, commercial holiday we all see. I am the daughter of a divorced couple so that meant morning at mom's, afternoon at dad's/step mom's and dinner at my mom's family. That's how we did family when I was younger.
Then, my mom passed away. There wasn't mornings under the tree, just trying to spend time with my mom's family in our own way. It's aunts, uncles,cousins all together to share some laughs and memories. That's he family now.
My husband and I were married in 2013. We have been together almost 10 years. We are an interracial couple that sees the stares, sees the looks when we are walking in a mall. Spending time with each others families on holidays is what it's important. Even if we don't look the same, we love the same way. That's how we family.
It doesn't matter if I split my time between 3 different family functions. It doesn't matter that some of us don't "look" alike. It doesn't matter that how we family doesn't match the commercials on TV. All that matters during the holidays is celebrating the ones you love. Your own definition of family.
Tylenol truly believes it's not about who you love, it's about how you love them by creating the #HowWeFamily program. This means celebrating all families that come together this holiday season, no matter what size the families are, no matter if there are multiple families, no matter the race, age, sex of the families, it's a time to share. This video shows real moments from real families that shows what the holidays are really about, unconditional love, joy, surprises and laughter.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!