Post # 1
Admit it. We all have them. The family member(s) that make you cringe and stare at your watch all Christmas day wondering “If we just slip out the door now I don’t think anyone will be offended”. I love seeing my family around the Holidays but I know theres a select few that will make me wish the day over. I can’t wait to do Christmas eve with my parents but I know my mother is going to drive me up the wall. Then on Christmas day we will joyfully go over to my Aunt and Uncle house. AKA “The Zoo”. This is where my father will have his annual anxiety attack, wanting to discipline my aunt and uncles out of control kids. This will in turn stress my mom out, which inevitably will somehow trickle down the family tree till all the stress finally reaches to me. This is about the time I give my husband the look of “If we don’t leave now I’m going to either explode or burst out in tears. Save me!”
At the end of the night we will peacefully be back in our own beds recaping the day about how wonderful but stressful it went. I will then sing my husband a lullaby of about how much my mother drives me nuts and next year we are SOO doing Christmas at our house. Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.
How is your Christmas going to go down this year? Whos on your “Not want to see” list???
Post # 3
I am not looking forward to seeing my dad’s girlfriend. She’s SO annoying. Oh well, I can deal, I get to see a lot of other family that I love. 🙂
Post # 4
My dad’s … g/f? that sounds so bad when they are in their 60s. She is an idiot. We don’t get it.
My mother was well read and knowlegeable and this woman is a bimbo. She sat down to a family pre christmas season dinner offering the TWO recovering alcholics (my uncles) Sangria and actually spent some time trying to talk them into it. um yeah you don’t listen to my dad talk do ya sweetie? My 16 year old niece had to pull her aside and explain the situation. Then she proceeded to treat them like they were Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins all night.
She gets offended when we don’t invite her to family things, and this is not just call my dad invite THEM, she requires a special call or invite, but when she doesn’t post, she doesn’t call to tell you, she sends word thru my dad. She is emotionally stuck at 15 and drags my poor dad around by the nose. wow i feel a little better.
Post # 5
meh, i’m looking forward to seeing everyone! we don’t have any kooks in our holiday group. i know who ItalianLady doesn’t want to see though…! ;]
Post # 6
My uncle. We have nicknamed him American Beauty. Creeeepy. He spends his time in the corner staring at me/my sisters/my friends. He sent me a FB message telling me how hot I looked at his son’s wedding *shudders*
I avoid him at all costs.
Post # 7
I have a few family members that constantly lick their fingers and then touch food and they’ll talk about gutting deer carcasses while we all (try) to eat. Like…ewww. My sister told them to stop talking about it last year, but this year I’m on my own since she won’t be there. Usually we all go through line first (we do dinner buffet style) and once they get their food, no one else goes back. It really sucks since Christmas should have great leftovers, but no one wants to touch ours. They spend all winter sick and they don’t wash their hands and they’ll cough a ton and then want to hug everyone. /rant.
Sorry, I’m a germaphobe, if you can’t tell :).
Post # 8
I have a very small family, (My DHs family immigrated to Canada when he was 8 and my parents immigrated right before I was born) meaning we only have immediate family in Canada.
This results in drama free holidays that I really really enjoy and look forward too!
There is not one person that I am not looking forward to see.
I hope your holiday goes better than expected!
Post # 9
@MissTatas: Okay…you win. Hands down. Please wear the ugliest, loosest Christmas sweater you can! 🙁
Post # 10
@jo.lee: I don’t think that’s being a germaphobe at all. EWWWW. I would have a hard time eating anything while watching them. Ish Ish Ish.
Or maybe I’m just a germaphobe too 🙂
Post # 11
@jo.lee: Yeah I definitely started dressing down for events when I know I will see him. Luckily, Christmas is really the only time I have to deal with him and we have a pretty big family so it is easy to stay far, far away from the creepster.
Post # 12
This year for Christmas it’s just me and my husband so no one to avoid : ) His parents are coming down from Mass the following Monday. I love them and I’m happy to see them but I will admit I’m a little stressed about it. We JUST bought our house and it’s still covered in boxes. They know that and they say it’s fine, but it’s stressful to me to feel like I’m not prepared to be hosting company right now.
In general at family gatherings though my husband has one branch of cousins that I really don’t enjoy being around. One spent some time in jail and the other two have unruly children (with people who they are no longer with and were never married to) and they are all just kind of a mess. When we got engaged the one who was in jail start yelling over everybody about how huge my engagement ring is and asked me what it cost. That was a special moment.
There is no one in my family that I try to avoid though : ) I’ve been very lucky there.
Post # 13
@FMM: Lol Thanks for the well wishes!
Its not that our holidays are “bad” perrsay..its just that we are like one huge Italian family. (and we arn’t even Italian!) We are just big, loud, loud, loving, rude, oh and did I mention LOUD? Its a great time but if your not around us alot…well you might be a little frightened.
Post # 14
This is terrible to say, but my sister. We had haven’t spoken since January because we got into a stupid fight. And on Christmas we’ll be having breakfast and lunch together. It will be interesting.
Post # 15
my stepbrother….i love him but dont like him if thats even possible….he’s a liar and has such a bad attitude and is just down right shady and i dont like his personality….he grew up hanging with the wrong crowd in high school…then enlisted in the army, which i thought would help straighten him out but nope…..and now he’s back in town….last time i went to see my parents, he disrepected my stepdad in front of us, including FH and this was only the second time FH has met him…..
i love family and i esp love hanging with family during the holidays, but part of me wants him to not be there when i arrive… :-/ i kno that sounds awful….
i dont even want him to come to our wedding, part of me feels that there’s a 90% chance he will embarass me…. that sounds awful too …. 🙁
Post # 16
I think I’m going to be okay, actually. I’m only Skyping with my parents and grandparents, and all of them are great. We’re going over to my BF’s parents’ place, but I love his mom to death, and his dad, brother, sister, and sister’s boyfriend are all pretty cool. I might meet his SIL for the first time; I’m a little nervous about that. I’m less nervous about meeting his mom’s extended family later on for dinner. I suppose I might end up meeting that one person, though! I hope not.