“‘You sit down at the table. Everyone is gathered, they smile and toast. The adults laugh, toast to a Merry Christmas. You are tired of waiting, asking to leave the table. No one answers, but the glasses clink and the adults laugh. You turn to mom – “can I open one?” She nods.”
For Emma, Christmas Eve was not always what she had intended.
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