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"This family seems to multiply every year."
Fruit Fly Photo Albums
"Your entire family has the flu, and they won't be coming home for Christmas!"
Tags:miracle, miracles, extended family, extended families, flu, flu season, christmas, inlaw, inlaws, in-law, in-laws, holiday season, holiday seasons, stress, stresses, stressing, stressor, stressors, stressed out, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, merry christmas, happy christmas, family gathering, family gatherings, family reunion, family reunions, dysfunction, dysfunctional families
"Over the river and through the woods, to self-esteem-undermining grandmother's house we go..."
Tags:family, families, family trip, travel, travels, drive, driving, car, cars, automobile, automobiles, signing, sing, song, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, family criticism, judgement, self-esteem, low self-esteem, self-confidence, low self-confidence, criticise, criticized, criticised, undermining, grandma, grandmas, grandmothers, grandparent, grandparents, visit, visiting, poem, poems, poet, poetry, poets, thanksgiving, family gathering, holiday, holidays
"We'd love to, Fran, but I'm afraid we;ll have to take a rain check. With us, Christmas is traditionally a family day."
Tags:family life, family day, family days, family time, family-time, christmas, xmas, xmases, christmases, festive period, family holiday, family holidays, holiday period, tradition, traditions, traditional, family gathering, family gatherings, grumpy, grumpiness, gloomy, gloominess, family tradition, family traditions
'That's your Uncle Joe. He's the black sheet of the family.'
"My family likes to set up our grudges at Thanksgiving, stew over them through December, then take our revenge at Christmas."
Tags:dysfunction, family dysfunction, dysfunctional families, grudge, grudges, anger, angry, rage, thanksgiving, christmas, holiday season, home for the holidays, revenge, vengeance, hold a grudge, passive aggressive, holidays, family gathering, family gatherings, disagreement, disagreements, argument, arguments, blowout, blowouts, blow-up, blow-ups
"Why do I always get stuck at the Kids' Round Table?"
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Though Bob was 32, he still got stuck at the little table.
"What time did you say you wanted me to start drinking?"
Tags:thanksgiving, thanksgiving dinner, dinner, dining, dine, dines, cooking, cookery, cook, cooks, cooked, couple, couples, meal, meals, gathering, family gathering, family gatherings, family, family meal, preparation, preparations, prepare, preparing, prepares, food, foodie, food blog, food blogger, food blogging, kitchen, kitchens, eating, drinking, drink, drinks, relaxation, holiday, holidays, celebration, celebrations, celebrating, married life, marriage, married, turkey, turkeys, basting, basted
"Looking good, looking good...Now, on the count of three, everybody say 'HEADLIGHTS'!"
"Let's keep it small-just the Pilgrims, the Indians, and the Rosenthals."
Tags:irony, ironic, buffet, buffets, all you can eat, all-you-can-eat, attraction, migrate, migration, immigration, immigrate, emigration, colony, colonise, colonised, colonisation, native, natives, indigenous, indigenous people, indigenous peoples, native american, native americans, stereotype, stereotypes, cliche, cliches, tasteless, pilgrim, pilgrims, thanksgiving, happy thanksgiving, columbus, america, american, region, regions, regional, historical, american history, expect, expecting, expectation, expectations, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, eating, eating out, family, family gathering, invite, dinner, dinner party, dinner parties, intimate
"Mr. Wickers called me 'gifted' in front of the whole class. I'm ruined."
Van Gogh Family Reunion
"I always gain five to seven enemies over the holidays."
'Mom says it's time for a family powwow.'
Tags:pow-wow, pow-wows, pow wow, pow wows, powwow, powwows, family life, family-life, family gathering, family gatherings, family meeting, family meetings, family politics, kid, kids, decision making, decision maker, decision makers, mom, moms, mum, mums, dad, dads, mothers, fathers, real life adventures
"My goodness, it's little Benjie! You've grown into quite a distinguished man!"
Tags:family gathering, family gatherings, family life, family-life, relative, relatives, relation, relations, family party, family parties, growing up, elderly relative, elderly relatives, maturing, maturity, compliment, compliments, complimenting, old friend, old friends, fond memory, fond memories
Holiday Visit: Day No. 53,267,598
Tags:home for the holidays, frustration, frustrations, parent, parents, dad, dads, father, fathers, clueless, cluelessness, space cadet, space cadets, out to lunch, brand name, brand names, pay attention, pays attentions, paying attention, on a different planet, family gathering, family gathering, holiday stress, holiday stresses, holiday visit, holiday visits, short temper, short tempers, short fuse, impatient, impatience, daughter, daughters, relationship, relationships
'I'm in the mood to cook!'
"All right, all right. I swear I won't argue with any of your relatives this Thanksgiving."
UFO parked at family reunion.
'... and whoever has the remote control when the music stops...'
"Anything interesting for Christmas?"
'Hurry up you guys! I'm about to serve dinner!'