Where's the exit?! How to handle holidays with the fam
The Sitch: You’re stuck in a really awkward convo
Deal: Change the topic. Sports. Weather. That silly thing that happened at Christmas 10 years ago. Anything.
Escape: “Oh, I forgot to iron the tablecloth for mom/I left cookies in the oven/I left my curling iron on upstairs.”
The Sitch: Grandma is demanding to know why you don’t have a BF/aren’t wearing that sweater she got you/are wearing your hair like that
Deal: “They just don’t make ‘em the way they used to/Oh, I spilled cranberry juice on it at a party last week—it’s at the cleaner’s/Well, how do you think I should wear it?”
Escape: “Gram, I’m going to get you another sweet tea. Be back in a sec.”
The Sitch: The turkey is so dry, it’s disintegrating on the cutting board
Deal: Lather on the gravy and cranberry sauce, sistah, and be sure to top up that glass of apple cider.
Escape: “Mom, maybe it would be nice if we did more of a buffet, and put out some cheese and crackers and other munchies, too…”
The Sitch: You’re stuck babysitting the whooole kiddy clan
Deal: Grab your other babysitting-age cousins and play a holiday themed game—Yeti tag or candy cane hunts, anyone?
Escape: Movie time! Pop in a cute flick and have a few more ready to go.
What’s your family holiday emergency? Spill ‘em in the comments!
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