Tis the season to be nutty..falala. Oh yes all of you know what I mean. The family gatherings are upon us and we all have this one special family member or two, that you try to avoid all year long, just to be cooped up with that person a whole day in a house.
There is the not so good mannered Uncle, the Aunt that can’t remember your name, the cousin that you think should be locked up tight. Yes we all have them and don’t deny it.
Before my divorce, our christmases were spend all over gods green earth. Ton’s of Uncles and Aunts to visit. We had the nutty side of the family tree, and the beyond help side of the tree. The beyond help side was the first ones to get out of the way first. There we had the Aunt that liked to hug and kiss everyone continously. Aunt mush we called her. Even her own grandkids hid from her. Then you had the the Uncle that was creepy and followed you all around the house. Another Uncle that made bad jokes, but to be nice you just grinned at him. Another Aunt that took religion just one step to far and kept reciding verses that were highlighted out of the good book. Spent a day with them and you were ready for a bottle of rum.
Then on the nutty side which were the immediate family, you had an Aunt which was the party animal of the family. You knew when she was drunk when her voice changed into this ungodly pitch that made your hair on the back of your neck stand straight up. Then you had the perverted Uncle, that had to make a sexual reference just about every time he said something. And let’s not forget the 86 year old monarch of the family, who had to always bring the homemade cordial in liters and force it down your throat, saying that this stuff will keep you healthy.
And then you add into all of this the polish genes and trades, and you know that sooner or later someone will get mad at somebody, and you add a couple of hours of drama, that puts daytime TV to shame. Oh do I miss those days….NOT!
So for those of you who have a normal family, and are looking forward to the christmas gatherings, I salute you. You are the proud few that do not need to opt for a sedative before visiting. And for the unlucky ones, I wish you good luck and try not to get arrested for attacking the sister-in-law that always has something smart to say about everyone. You do not want to become one of them.