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post #1 of 22
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In honor of our American holiday, the 4th of July, most of us will be seeing our families, and having picnics to celebrate our Independence day...
I was thinking, does eveyone else have that 1 really embarassing relative, that drinks too much, and does horribly embarassing things in front of everyone? Who is it, and what do they do, or how do they behave?

I know I do.... thank God I won't be seeing her this weekend.
post #2 of 22
I do! I do!

For us, it's Aunt Laurie..........ugh!
post #3 of 22
I think that description fits our entire family! A family gathering is the test of whether someone will fit in. (One of niece's boyfriends we only saw once - thank God! )

My nephew likes pyrotechnics and will probably be setting them off in his neighborhood. (Very small town.) I think last year he set one of his parents trees on fire... I'm still wondering how he got hold of a flare meant to guide landing helicopters! (Dang, those things are bright!!!)

Sis and I are always embarassing my niece. We hear a song title or phrase that reminds us of a song and we start singing it! Not to mention reminding niece that her parents are still "intimate"! (To which she covers her ears and yells "TMI! TMI!")
post #4 of 22
We had a get together last weekend at my nieces wedding and everyone was well behaved, well apart from my sister in law who i've never seen in years who whispered to me that i could do better in my partner Gil

I could have easily caused a rift, but i rose above it. She was lucky i did that's all i'll say because i can have a cutting tongue when i want!
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by gemlady
I think that description fits our entire family! A family gathering is the test of whether someone will fit in. (One of niece's boyfriends we only saw once - thank God! )

My nephew likes pyrotechnics and will probably be setting them off in his neighborhood. (Very small town.) I think last year he set one of his parents trees on fire... I'm still wondering how he got hold of a flare meant to guide landing helicopters! (Dang, those things are bright!!!)

Sis and I are always embarassing my niece. We hear a song title or phrase that reminds us of a song and we start singing it! Not to mention reminding niece that her parents are still "intimate"! (To which she covers her ears and yells "TMI! TMI!")
post #6 of 22
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Well, as many of you have already heard, mine would be my MIL... she goes everywhere with a fith of vodka and a splash of cranberry & calls it a cosmo. And it wouldn't be a family function if she didn't show up in a mini skirt, 4 inch heels, and a 1/2 top, falling over drunk, desperately yanking up her shirt and down her skirt so you can see that "she had 3 kids and not 1 single stretch mark!" But really you get to see just about everything she has to offer! That's usually when it's time for us to go home...
post #7 of 22
I have family like that. But we esee them maybe once every 10 years. They live in Indiana and I am glad they don't live dow nhere with us. My aunt is the only acceptable family member I have. And her daughter.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
Well, as many of you have already heard, mine would be my MIL... she goes everywhere with a fith of vodka and a splash of cranberry & calls it a cosmo. And it wouldn't be a family function if she didn't show up in a mini skirt, 4 inch heels, and a 1/2 top, falling over drunk, desperately yanking up her shirt and down her skirt so you can see that "she had 3 kids and not 1 single stretch mark!" But really you get to see just about everything she has to offer! That's usually when it's time for us to go home...
Yikes! My family isn't that bad!
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
In honor of our American holiday, the 4th of July, most of us will be seeing our families, and having picnics to celebrate our Independence day...
I was thinking, does eveyone else have that 1 really embarassing relative, that drinks too much, and does horribly embarassing things in front of everyone? Who is it, and what do they do, or how do they behave?

I know I do.... thank God I won't be seeing her this weekend.
Just one? Oh, to have only one embarrassing relative!
post #10 of 22
Oh we used to, my uncle todd, but we don't talk to him anymore (he is a jerk and didn't show up for his own fathers, my grandpa's, funeral) but his exwife, who was my aunt judy, was a little more obnoxious, getting drunk all the time. She would sing really loudly and laugh like crazy at every single thing hehe. She was a sweet woman though, I am glad she divorced my uncle but we all miss her.

My uncle ricky and aunt jessie would cause scenes too. Usually arguing how they suddenly became religious and that we were all horrible people for not following them even though my mother has been trying to patiently turn them to god for years. uncle ricky also paired up with uncle todd and didn't come to my grandpa's funeral. My mom has some rotten brothers. All the drama started when aunt jessie came into the picture.
post #11 of 22
I wish I had a good story, but I don't no one in my family drinks at family gatherings. My husband's family, however, are redneck lushes so its always good times!
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
We had a get together last weekend at my nieces wedding and everyone was well behaved, well apart from my sister in law who i've never seen in years who whispered to me that i could do better in my partner Gil

I could have easily caused a rift, but i rose above it. She was lucky i did that's all i'll say because i can have a cutting tongue when i want!
You tell her, Susan!
post #13 of 22
I fortunately lost all my embarassing relatives in the divorce... . Don't get me wrong - my X husband and I get along great and I didn't not like his family - quite the opposite. His family was so freakin wild! They were nuts - all of them! and yes - they had the a-typical drunk uncle to boot. First time I met him less than a year into the relationship was on New Years Eve and his idea of a New Years kiss was much more than I bargained for (and he was married with 3 kids - all of whom were there when it happened). All of them just kind of shrugged it off and said "well... that's Uncle so-n-so for you, just stay clear of him if you can".
Funny thing is I come from a very tiny, conservative family and when we were getting married my family looked on in shock and awe at the reception as his ENTIRE family did the worm on the floor! 80 year old grandparents included! My mom actually asked me if it was too late to get out....haha.

In the 8 years we were married - not one event went by without incident of some kind - not one! Police, Fire, drunken stupors. But it was all harmless and in good fun (most of the time ) They actually want me to come to their 4th bash tomorrow. I'm considering it. Most relatives I get along with great, but he's got a couple that I'm kinda not on their top 10 list if you know what I mean. the X can always cause some tension.
post #14 of 22
Gemlady - my family sounds like yours! My family is all very close, and they just love to have fun. They get drunk, they dance, they sing, and once a new partner gets through a family occasion, and comes back a second time, they're treated like family too Which has been nice for people like my brothers wife who only got abuse when she was a kid.... It's great that she can see what a family can be like!
post #15 of 22
Ours would be my sister who most of the family refer to as being out in space-never has had her head in reality-you never know what she's going to do or say next -fortunately most people just shake their heads & chalk it up to it being LA-
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by sarahp
Gemlady - my family sounds like yours! My family is all very close, and they just love to have fun. They get drunk, they dance, they sing, and once a new partner gets through a family occasion, and comes back a second time, they're treated like family too Which has been nice for people like my brothers wife who only got abuse when she was a kid.... It's great that she can see what a family can be like!
That kind of thing is nice - I spent last Xmas with BF's family, never knew how nice it (Christmas) could be before.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
Well, as many of you have already heard, mine would be my MIL... she goes everywhere with a fith of vodka and a splash of cranberry & calls it a cosmo. And it wouldn't be a family function if she didn't show up in a mini skirt, 4 inch heels, and a 1/2 top, falling over drunk, desperately yanking up her shirt and down her skirt so you can see that "she had 3 kids and not 1 single stretch mark!" But really you get to see just about everything she has to offer! That's usually when it's time for us to go home...
Aww she sounds like she just loves to have a good time!!


Personally i don't even bother to attend 'family' get togethers wether it be a funeral, wedding or christmas,they just aren't worth the trouble
post #18 of 22
That would be my husband (the embarrassing one). He tries to drink like he is still young and he's too old to hold it well anymore. He just gets silly in a stupid way. With the rest of his family, he sort of blends in cause they are all a bunch of lovable nutcases.

We weren't planning on seeing family this weekend, but we found out about 1/2 hour ago that my mother in law is in the hospital for emergency exploratory surgery. We're killing time waiting to hear what is wrong with her. We (or Steve) may need to drive up to Chicago this weekend. I suspect he'll go without me so I can stay home with the critters. He can be as crazy as he wants to me and I won't need to witness it.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
Well, as many of you have already heard, mine would be my MIL... she goes everywhere with a fith of vodka and a splash of cranberry & calls it a cosmo. And it wouldn't be a family function if she didn't show up in a mini skirt, 4 inch heels, and a 1/2 top, falling over drunk, desperately yanking up her shirt and down her skirt so you can see that "she had 3 kids and not 1 single stretch mark!" But really you get to see just about everything she has to offer! That's usually when it's time for us to go home...

Yikes!! And how old is she again??
post #20 of 22
The only family i have are my parents, never went to a family function!
Missed out on my cousins wedding on wednesday, my mum told me i was lucky that i didnt go because it was so freaking boring!
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
Yikes!! And how old is she again??
My husband is 31....she got pregant at 15....so she's 46. And she's as brown as leather from all the days of tanning...
post #22 of 22
I am from the deep south I grew up in the country. I have some very interesting family members. Some of which I haven't seen in years. Put it this way, at my uncles funeral, two of his ex wifes got in a fight over the casket.The topic of the argument, having the old George Jones song He stopped loving her today played. But, that is only a small small part of my interesting family I should be so proud!
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