Though not a traditional holiday classic, they always show it at this time of year, I love Little Women. My fav. but not the newest version or the oldest black and white one. The one with Elizabeth Taylor.
Loved them and think how sad it is that children today lack the innocence we had back then.
I didn't neglect my children. Well, not purposely...(they tell me I didn't)..but I remember my youngest begging me to stay home with him and make cookies the way I used to.....I had to work for a company that sucked the life out of me so they could have all of the bells and whistles I thought they should have including a good education. Their father was useless.
Thankfully my sons were instilled with my influence and did follow their dreams to become very happy successful men. Guess I'm just always going to feel guilty. I know what you mean though. My family was a nightmare and I often wonder how different my life would have been had they had the capacity to love a child more than their money. I remember being very little and having dreams. xo