Daisy having a straight up dysfunctional but not entirely loving family is a great contrast to Donald’s dysfunctional but entirely loving family.
Donald loves the holidays. He loves spending time with his family. Daisy has a good relationship with her brother, an okay (as long as we never have to see each other) relationship with her sister Donna, and her parents are the same.
Her parents love her, but they don’t know her. She’s closest to her grandparents.
She hates the holidays because all her family does is fight. It’s like Lena except the majority of the relatives are grown adults acting like children.
One of her grandparents died on Christmas. She had to have an emergency hysterectomy on Thanksgiving, and she didn’t tell anyone because she felt it’d cause more problems for her than just admitting she needs help.
Here’s Donald. Donald has family drama. They can’t lie, but she feels so uncomfortable at times. Despite their problems, there’s no question as to how much the Duck-McDuck family loves each other and are willing to put their differences aside to help each other out.
When she meets them, it’s kind of intimidating. It is intimidating. It isn’t the boys but the abundance of love, and Daisy questions if she’s capable of being what Donald needs her to be.
She tries. Darn it, she tries. She steps out of her comfort zone. She prepares decorations. She can’t cook to save her life, but finds recipes for Donald. She organizes things and can help with building things and repairs.
She doesn’t want Donald or anyone to know how worried she is, as if she doesn’t fit in, like an additional puzzle piece that isn’t needed.