Oh em gee, will this holiday season never end? Between Uncle Joe making
really, uh, uncomfortable comments to Great Grandma Josephine continually
commenting on your hair ‘do, you’re ready for any excuse to get ya outta the
room. Even if that means changing Cousin Timmy’s super stinky diaper. (Ew.)
Here’s how to deal when the family is driving you up the wall.
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
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
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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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN happy holidays, problems with my parents, how to talk to parents