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"I'm turning into my mother."
"We've given it a great deal of thought and we decided we're going to give in to everything you want at all times."
Tags:tantrum, tantrums, tantrum throwing, tantrum thrower, tantrum throwers, kid, kids, childhood, childhoods, bossy, bossiness, childhood, child raising, child rearing, child-raising, child-rearing, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, discipline, power dynamic, power dynamics, family dynamic, family dynamics
"It's amazing how well we all get along, considering we're all related."
Tags:family dynamic, family dynamics, dysfunctional relationship, dysfunctional relationships, ant, ants, colony, colonies, ant colony, ant colonies, anthill, anthills, bug, bugs, insect, insects, relation, relations, extended family, extended families, sibling, siblings, sibling rivalry, sibling rivalries, entomologist, entomologists, entomology
"If men are from Mars and women are from Venus dogs must be from Pluto."
"I'm an only child...unless you count my dad."
"I only asked him to tidy his room."
Tags:pension, pensions, pensioner, pensioners, pension fund, pension funds, retirement fund, retirement funds, retirement plan, retirement plans, retirement, retirements, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, family dynamic, family dynamics, father, fathers, son, sons, role reversal, role reversals
'Christmas is a time for thinking about family...and I've been thinking that all my family are complete bastards.'
'You have great talks everyday??'
"His family makes my family seem like a family."
"And they wonder where feminists come from!"
"My dad also has a wireless controller. It's called mom."
'The problem with granddad buying hotdogs is we have to hear now cheap they were when he was a kid.'
Tags:grandparents, grandparent, hotdog, hot-dog, hot-dogs, junk foods, hotdogs, junk food, feeding, day out, fun fair, fun fairs, funfair, funfairs, carnival, carnivals, treats, using, grandfather, free food, payment, stories, tales, generations, age differences, inflation, rose tinted, spectacles, nostalgia, the old days, history, food costs, playing family, family dynamic, generosity, generous, generation gap, reminisce, reminiscing
"Last week my dad sent me two messages asking how I was, so I accused him of being a control freak. This week he hasn't texted me at all...why is he neglecting me?!"
Tags:family life, family-life, grown up kids, grown-up kids, grown-up child, grown up child, grown-up children, grown up children, family dynamic, family dynamics, control freak, control freaks, dad, dads, helicopter parents, overprotective parents, text, texts, texting, text message, text messages, family life
"Is your mother-in-law still living with you?"
When Grandma's on your side....
'Watch it, I'll give you a broken nose.'
"Please support my continuing efforts to disappoint my parents."
"Forget it, kid, I'm tired of getting hit up every time your school has a fundraiser. The granny train stops here."
Tags:school fundraisers, school, schools, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, grandparent, gravy train, grandparent, grandmothers, donation, donations, grandparents, extortion, charity, education, fundraiser, families, family dynamic, entitlement, relationships, shakedown, money, children, kids, school, parenting, boundaries, the buck stops here
"My wife has gone away for a few days."
Tags:macho male, macho males, macho men, boss, bosses, domineering wife, gender politics, gender role, gender roles, gender issue, wife, wives, husband, husbands, married life, married couple, married couples, wearing the trousers, family dynamic, household dynamic, traditional roles, sexist, sexists, henpecked, henpeck
"When I think about my mom, it hurts here."
Tags:guilt, referred, referred pain, guilty conscience, guilty consciences, doctors, physicians, ailments, checkup, checkups, check-up, check-ups, pain, doctor, physician, illness, ailment, clinic, examination, parents, parent, families, family, family dynamic, son, kids, children, medical, medicine, relationship, relationships, remorse, physical, physicals, remorseful, remorselessness
"It's the story of my life: A round peg in a square pants family!"
"A word of fatherly advice, Marty: keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. That way there's no room for useless in-laws to squeeze in."
Still Life with Issues
Tags:art, fine art, artst, artists, painting, paintings, still life, still lives, dysfunctional families, family, issues, family issues, dysfunction, dysfunctional, alcoholism, alcoholic, dynamic, dynamics, family dynamics, conflict, argument, blame, guilt, anger, hero, peacekeeper, comedian, family dynamic
"My grandma is my unpaid lobbyist when I need to get my way with my parents."
Tags:grandma, lobbyists, lobby, lobbying, kid, kids, toddler, family life, family dynamic, family dynamics, family-life, lobbyist, little kids, toddlers, brats, unpaid lobbyist, kid getting into trouble, grandparents, parents, off the hook for bad behavior, bad behavior, backup plan, families, not to worry, no repercussions