Family: The Gift You Can’t Return

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

  1. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Ugh @fantasynerd that is so much bullshit and unneeded stress. I’m sorry you had to deal with that. Good for you for handling it like that though!!!
     
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  2. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    That sucks, but way to start growing that mommy backbone.
     
  3. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    @fantasynerd Seriously, kudos. Adults don’t have to attend shit they feel uncomfortable at. You gave these gatherings a chance, and it didn’t work out. Sometimes I’m convinced that people like your grandpa are giving you a hard time since they, themselves, simply aren’t strong enough to stand up to people like your jerk cousin.
     
  4. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    If my MIL grabs me by the boob or tries to shove food in me one more time, I might slap her.
     
  5. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    I'm sorry, WUT?
     
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  6. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I’m at a brewery if you need to escape. They have 3 sours on tap.
     
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  7. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    This is the weirdest. Honestly, I’d call her out. A loud “Why do you keep touching my boobs?” might work.
     
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  8. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    I'd probably get drunk and start yelling "bad touch!" over and over.

    Eta: I probably wouldn't actually do this.
     
  9. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    "YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TO PLAY WITH! LEAVE MINE ALONE!"

    Do it. Doooooo iiiiiittttt.
     
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  10. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    She is super touchy feeling and for some reason keeps missing my arm and grabbing my boob. She just has no concept of personal space. I know it's not intentional, but it (plus her non stop jabbering and trying to feed me) is really getting to me today.

    At one point, I told her to please stop shoving food at me as I have enough fat to last several months without eating.

    p.s. she also has giant boobs, so she is constantly bumping into you with them because, again, personal space is a foreign concept to her.
     
  11. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    :lol: I guess congrats to them?
     
  12. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

  13. CJ

    CJ Chicken

    So what did she get for you this year?
     
  14. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Oh, you know...just the same ol' thing she gets me every year.

    Nothing.
     
  15. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    So... she got you disappointment?
     
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  16. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I liked only cause your response made me laugh
     
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  17. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I slaved away all day making a Cuban Christmas dinner from scratch - roast pork, Vaca Frita, rice, beans, tostones, etc. My MIL spent the day in my way, jabbering non stop, all in the name of trying to help. Note: if I had not offered to cook, she would have ordered catering.

    Just as I was about to serve dinner, my MIL comes out with borscht and some store-bought Polish egg roll things (each the size of my arm). She claims they are just a few bites of appetizer (note: we already had shrimp, cheese, crackers, et al).

    S was hopping mad. Her took her to a back room and schooled her. She put her second meal away and shut up.
     
  18. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Oh fuck that. Glad S has your back.

    My MIL is calling for the second time today (?!). Whyyyyy?
     
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  19. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

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  20. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

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  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I almost threw a fit, but thankfully S stepped in. He is really good at putting his parents in their place.
     
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  22. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    What will your costume be
     
  23. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    May I suggest...

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  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    @Comet A T-Rex in the buff for a wedding? Too casual. Now a T-Rex in a top hat or a tutu...
     
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  25. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Oh good, I was hoping this is a costume wedding. New idea, don't let her meet C, take him dressed as a dinosaur, when she's like "Aw, is this C?" You can be like "Um, no, clearly this is a dinosaur, if you would have met C, you'd know the difference." :lol:
     
  26. LouiseBelcher

    LouiseBelcher spampants

    When you work over the holidays, you only call everyone after dinner instead of seeing anyone.
    My bonus son is getting married! He's 25 and has been living with his girlfriend for a year so not really surprised. We haven't met her yet because he didn't bring her to the family functions we went to in Florida over the last year. They are coming to visit this spring sometime though. Also found out my daughter is having a boy. She's due in the middle of June.
    My mom and dad are looking at houses even further out in the middle of nowhere. Great idea for old folks with Tricare....Hopefully this is just talk. They built their current house and are now lamenting the lack of a separate shop for my dad's insane collections of everything that he buys and sells at auctions. Apparently the attached 1600 square foot garage and shop is not enough. They exhaust me. (TBF, my mom did tell me about Chocovine and that has potential to make it all worth it.)