Family: The Gift You Can’t Return

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Scout, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Oooo I want the update
     
  2. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I so appreciate the support <3

    I got the full download and omfg I will begin and end by saying, a bankers box full of loose change... :eek: Even with Coinstar fees, it was $350 worth of change that was scattered basically everywhere. Plus towels, old clothes, manuals to refrigerators that haven’t been owned for 30 years, empty shoeboxes for 10 years worth of shoes...

    Tomorrow they are tackling the basement storage area. I was feeling tough about running a 5k two days after a 5 mile race but honestly I’m getting off easy.
     
  3. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Ugh that sucks.
     
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  4. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @Canaligator thats nuts! I hope they’re giving W a cut of that sweet cash.
     
  5. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Haha I wish. His brother is buying stuff requested by their dad (god only knows what else he might need since he’s never gotten rid of anything??) and then converting the rest to an Amazon gift card for him to buy stuff after he moves. Again I say, these parents don’t deserve the fantastic children they happened to spawn.
     
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  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Ok none of this is super bad but I’m annoyed. We’ve been at D’s parents’ place since Wednesday. We planned all asking to see my grandmothers today (Saturday). It’s now 2:45 and we are just leaving.
    Before we left FIL told C to be sure he packed his suit so they could go swimming. Also said he’d take the kids to the Air Zoo on Friday. Cool.
    Well Friday FIL didn’t do shit but we got roped into cooking a second turkey dinner for D’s godparents. Which in and of itself was nice, but nothing else happened. Friday night I had D make sure FIL was planning to take him swimming early in the morning so we could leave. Yup, all set, C is pumped.
    This morning: oh the Y actually isn’t open until 1. So I had to practically kick them out at 10 to go to the Air Zoo instead. And it was fun but now C is crying because he really wanted to go swimming. And we said be back by noon, he texted at 12:30 asking if they could have lunch after they left. So they get Happy Meals and then play at McD’s.
    Yes, fun, good grandpa, but we’ve been here for days and my 90+ year old grandmothers would like to see us for an hour.
     
  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    That's some annoying bullshit all the more because they'd probably be all the quickness if they were D's grandmas.
     
  8. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Want some emotional manipulation for your Monday?

    text to N from MIL: “hi, not sure why dad said I need cheering up. Probably just sad because I didn’t see you on my birthday and we weren’t invited anywhere for thanksgiving LOL. Hopefully you can bring E by soon.”
     
  9. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    The most passive aggressive LOL I’ve seen in a while. She’s Olympic level manipulative.
     
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  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Wow. IF that wasn't intentionally manipulative, how does someone not recognize how passive aggressive and whiny that sounds?
     
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  11. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    STOP ASKING THE DAMN BABY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. Come to her if you want to see her, maybe hold her for a nap while your poor DIL gets a nap or a bath. Maybe clean their kitchen while she eats. Why is it so hard for MIL to try and work into your lives, instead of asking you to work into hers? I hate her.
     
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  12. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    @whatchyagonnado uh that would cut into her time and she may need cheering up after that :cry:
     
  13. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    So she expected the parents of a newborn to fucking cook Thanksgiving for her?????
     
  14. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Me: Between work, personal commitments, and going out of town I am going to collapse from stress

    My actual mother: Oh I’m sorry sweetie. Hey listen do you think you are gonna get to designing our* Christmas cards soon?

    :bored:

    *her and my dads
     
  15. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

  16. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

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  17. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Oh very. My dads apparently pouting I didn’t do it already. They sent me pics Sunday night and I have repeatedly told them until like Dec 20th I am slammed. They didn’t ask, just assumed I’d do it *sigh*
     
  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Remember when we were kids and would get reamed for being so thoughtless and rude? Pepperidge Farm should remind our parents.
     
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  19. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Maybe they could enter the 21st century and use VistaPrint or any of the other million print services out there instead of dumping their crap on their daughter.
     
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  20. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    So...they are letter people. They have me make a collage of all of the pics they like from the year (and I usually do my sibs a favor a throw out some of the truly awful choices they make) and then they print the pics on one side of paper and the letter on the other. Its truly as cringey as any Christmas letter you could imagine. Cant wait to see if they tee up my sister’s divorce in there. (They don’t show anyone the word part beforehand or I would attempt to stop the madness).
     
  21. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    There's got to be a collage tool that'd work? My parents have done letters ever since I was a kid, but I actually like theirs, probably because they're funny and not sappy or cringey. My grandparents' on the other hand, ugh.
     
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  22. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    This has been my increasing gripe with my parents. It’s like all the manners they worked so hard to drum into my head suddenly don’t exist.
     
  23. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    I love this, it's hilarious. Some cousin of my dad's sends one out every year where each paragraph ends with a PRAISE JESUS!! regardless of whether the paragraph was about their daughter's college graduation or their son like, going to jail.
     
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  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Well the scriptures do say to praise him in all things. :lol:
     
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  25. Aw Pigley

    Aw Pigley Chicken

    That reminds me of the Christmas letter my step-mom sent a few years ago, all religious like that, and how well her youngest son is doing on house arrest.
     
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