Are ya ready?
We are! :) I'm excited to see everyone in a few days! All the yummy food & just hanging out with everyone.
Usually our holidays are drama free but we couldn't escape it this year.
All I'm going to say is that if you want us to be somewhere on a certain day then you need to let us know in advance that that's what you'd like. Not like 3 days in advance either... Sometimes we've already made plans with the 'other side' on that day you wish us to be present and when we made those other plans, we let you know immediately that that's what we're doing.
I'm sorry but, do not get pissed at us if your memory sucks!
Hope yours are as drama-free as possible! ;)
Now let's balance out the drama induced rant with a funny story, ya? Ya.
Last Christmas, we were at my mom's having dinner. We all had finished the main meal and it was time for desert. For some reason, my mom decided to try to make this funky fruit-cake-esque sweet rice desert thing. You know, made a big show of it & all that good jazz...
Eric, being the good future son-in-law, went to spoon some into his plate. Jeff, my younger brother lent over towards him and desperately whispered under his breath, "go for the pie! the pie! go for the pie!" Eric glance at him and gave a little shake no and proceeded to spoon a rather large portion of the sweet rice concoction onto his plate. I, on the other hand, hearing Jeff's desperate warning plea and got a wee portion to try. Wow was all I could say to my mom. In my mind, other things like 'gah, that was horrible! oh, god, Eric got a huge portion of it!'
Poor mom. I know she meant well. You know, she hasn't made that funky desert since...
Later on that night, Jeff asked why Eric went for the rice thing and Eric said it wouldn't be proper to refuse and he didn't want to offend. Awww. God love him. :)
Now 'go for the pie' has become something of an inside joke between all of us...