11.27.2009

Turkey Day Confessions - Feedback Friday


Okay, you all just spent a whoooole day with relatives. Some of them were your own deranged family, some of them were your spouse's deranged family. Okay, maybe some of them were only mildly deranged...

You have kept it bottled up, all the crazy little tidbits you're dying to share but can't because (insert relative here) reads your blog.

I've come to your rescue, let me have it. Tell me about Aunt Agnes sneaking vodka into her tea, Uncle Leroy's excessive flatulence, your mother-in-law's bossiness, your sister-in-law's spoiled behavior. Whatever you've got.

Here is a safe haven for you to spill your guts, get some relief, and some support. Come on, baby, lay in on me...I can take it!

15 comments :

  1. I'll go first...

    When I was talking to my sister-in-law about how I didn't want my 11 year old to go deer hunting (I don't want my young son to kill an animal in cold blood and rip it's guts out by hand), my mother-in-law interjected with this comment...wait for it...

    "Well, if you ask ME, I feel the very same way about football! I don't agree with it at ALL! I think it's just terrible for children!" (and this was her argument for why my young son SHOULD go hunting.)

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  2. Ours was really pretty great. We spent the day with my family and there were only 7 of us total. It was quiet and peaceful and wonderful. We will be with the husband's family for Christmas and there will be between 65-80 people - it is just a bit overwhelming and nuts!

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  3. Not too bad this year, because we went to my husband's parents' house, and in comparison to my family; They are awesome! But, when my mother-in-law offered up some liquor that has been in the garage for at least 5 years, I nicely tried to explain that even though it's alcohol, once it is opened it can go bad. Her response: "Well, I put it in the freezer, last year, so it's okay"

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  4. while peeling potatoes my grandmother, who waited for her son to leave the room, then asked my mother that she thought she was putting on a bit of weight!
    How is that for mother in law/daughter in law bonding time.

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  5. My daughter found my sister going through my storage room! Then proceeds to say to my daughter that she wants a rug I have stored in there. This is the sister that 2 years ago SOLD her childrens Christmas to purchase drugs. So we sent her off. Needless to say, she ain't clean YET. 4 kids working the 'system' and gets no child support from any of the 4 kids dead beat Dads. 4 kids, 3 different dads. Now someone top mine. LOL

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  6. Running errands Wed. night. Hubs called to say that my mil was dropping off some desserts to put in our fridge. UMM, we're hosting and I need to store her stuff in my stuffed fridge?...and she lives 10 min. away and she's NOT hosting and there's only 2 of them with a HUGE refrigerator. I was thinking REALLY bad thoughts and almost hit a deer! Right then I decided I am just evil and god was definitely sending me a message. But really, why did she need to bring the bread pudding to my fridge???

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  7. Well, we had my grandma ( that won't let me call her grandma) who is 84, my father-in-law who is 81 and my mother-in-law who is 71. My parents and all our kids. Grandma can't remember anything, FIL, can't hear or see and MIL has parkinson's. There were a lot of repeat conversations and someone pooped on the floor. BUT, it could've been worse - RIGHT?

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  8. Wow...I just have a really great family...20 or so relatives crammed in a tight house, but I just kept getting compliments on how great the kids were. Who knew a ream of old fashioned computer paper and a $2.99 box of markers could entertain them for 4 hours! I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have worked at my house!

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  9. Well, I can't beat Sherri, but the best I got out of my mom & sisters (who are all bitchy and judgmental to the Nth degree) was: "well, at least your growing out your hair this year Meg." Now, this is a direct reference to last Thanksgiving, when I was told my short hair made me look "Dikey, not that we have a problem with lesibians or anything, you just look awful in short hair." Umm, okay.

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  10. What great stories! Sorry I don't have anything to beat them. I am a single mom and ALL of our family lives in another state. So every holiday it is my two sons & I. It works out very stress free actually & we are able to still carry on with traditions.

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  11. My daughter's boyfriend. EEEEK ...that's all I'll say.

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  12. No joke, Jen...I went through that "football is terrible" crap too. Drove me NUTS! I feel the same way about hunting too. NO WAY. He's only 11!

    Our holiday was rather uneventful actually. Other than 2 crazy dogs in a VERY small house...it was pretty calm for the most part.

    I was pleased that my kitchen didn't try and kill Lisa this year though! After what that poor girl had to deal with LAST year...I was worried! Ha-ha!!

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  13. Okay, since you asked for it, I'll unload: My sweet, lovable grandmother means well. She really does. Her unsolicited advice totally hits home sometimes. And other times, it's just annoying. I know I don't have everything figured out- nor do I claim to. However, I am a grown woman who attempts to live my own life. I avoid interfering in the affairs of others or sticking my nose where it doesn't belong. I just wish a certain female family member by the name of grandma could also learn to keep those opinions to herself from time to time. I guess that's what old people are for though. :-/

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  14. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend needed to rent a room - they were making out at the dinner table! It was gross.

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  15. I am part of one of those male-centric families. I have one male cousin and a brother, so I'm the only female and the last to have kids.

    I just found out I was pregnant, right after my grandma nearly climbed a mountain to shout out the great news about my (male) cousin's third child on the way.

    I called her right away to share the news, and apparently it wasn't important enough to share with anybody. When said cousin's parents offered me wine at Thansgiving, my grandma got an "oh shit!" look and whispered that I'm pregnant.

    It kind of hurt my feelings that anything related to my cousin is front-page news and anything related to me is pointless and unimportant. But it's the story of my (and my mom's) life in this family.

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