Family members around the holidays

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  1. Willpépé

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    We do the same thing every year. They are a pain in the ass traveling but minus that it’s really fucking hard to have a bad time. Missed going last year but we are headed there in a month. All the red stripe and Euros.
     
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  2. Drunkle Tom

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    Same place every year which I'd say definitely helps a bit as well.
     
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  3. prerecordedlive

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    My mother-in-law sent her kids and their significant others one of those stupid ass Pinterest things requesting we all wear blue button-up shirts and white linen pants for a beach photo on the last trip and I encouraged a full-scale mutiny. She showed up for the photo in that and threw a fit.

    :magatears:
     
  4. TC

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    Maybe you’re the shitty family member in this case. What’s hard about wearing the outfit
     
  5. bturns

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    Yea, gotta side with TC on this one. Its 30 minutes. Deal with it.

    but I would have definitely tried to change that outfit to like maybe jeans or khakis. White linen pants??? You aren't the Columbian cartel...
     
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  6. Constant

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    Some people just can't pull off white linen pants, and he might have body image issues.
     
  7. Tobias

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    that's kinda shitty tbh. let the old lady have her family picture
     
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  8. Jigga

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    Where even do you buy linen pants?

    Banana republic?
     
  9. ashy larry

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    you ruined your mother-in-law’s Christmas card
     
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  10. Bo Pelinis

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    Every 10 pages or so we find out who the shitty family member is and it's always wonderful.
     
  11. Constant

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    The poor woman wanted to get on Awkward Family Photos, and prerecordedlive just had to fuck it all up.
     
  12. Owsley

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    I’m fine with a family photo, but I’m not ok coordinating outfits for it. Gmafb.
     
  13. Bo Pelinis

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    It's very crackery but it's also a very small thing to make someone happy. I would hate it and still do it without complaint.
     
  14. ashy larry

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    i can understand the hesitation but that calls for an eyeroll and bitching to the wife at most. maybe making fun of it with the other spouses. but sometimes you just gotta go along with it to keep the peace.
     
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  15. Owsley

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    Yeah, I’ll pass on buying linen pants and a button up shirt that I’ll never wear again.
     
  16. Han Solo

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    I have no issue with taking nice family photos but that shit with the coordinated outfits is just fucking dumb.
     
  17. TC

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    It looks way better when everyone has on their own Tapout tshirt
     
  18. blind dog

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    My wife is insane about taking pics and wants us to wear certain clothes. It fucking sucks and I bitch about it, but always comply and smile
     
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  19. ashy larry

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    blue button up shirt is versatile as fuck! white linnen pants tho :gross:
     
  20. TC

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    Blue shirt, sand colored pants. Dress like the beach
     
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  21. Constant

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    "I can't afford the pants, Mom. Can you send me $50?"
     
  22. CF3234

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    I despise taking pics. Goes back to childhood where my mom would take 10 minutes to take a single photo.
    But shit, if they want to take a family photo where all you need to do is wear the same color shirt and it’s not even some cheesy custom t-shirt, just shut up and do it.
     
  23. poor paul

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    I’m wearing a blue button up rn.
     
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  24. Jigga

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    CF3234 mom with the gear for the last family photo
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  25. Capstone 88

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    What if we already have a stash of linen pants because we aspire to be Don Johnson?
     
  26. TC

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    Let's hear what wes tegg has to say about southern men who don't own linen pants
     
  27. Willpépé

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    I’m still laughing at “I encouraged full-scale mutiny.”
     
  28. wes tegg

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    I don't own linen pants.
     
  29. poor paul

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    I own linen shorts.
     
  30. wes tegg

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    Me too. Not sure the last time I've worn them, though. I have several linen shirts.
     
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  31. bigred77

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  32. Constant

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    I have so much linen that I have a closet specially named for it.
     
  33. TC

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    My nickname is John Linen
     
  34. bigred77

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    That's funny. Mime is John Legend
     
  35. ashy larry

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    real ones know beach family photos feature coordinating white shirts
     
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  36. Dennis Reynolds

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    Went on two of these with my in laws. Both were fantastic. However, 8 years in and I have managed to dodge the beach trip every single year. Love my in laws and traveling with them, but me being hot, miserable, sandy, and close to black out drunk is not an ideal combination for me and practically any other human.
     
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  37. Tobias

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    getting hammered next to a body of water (ocean or lake or pool or even a kiddy pool) is an ideal combination what on earth are you talking about
     
  38. Dennis Reynolds

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    I like the getting hammered part. It's the fact that I already have limited patience and I hate the beach so much that I will be virtually blacked out for days. Drunk me does not always play well with others and I do not want to ruin my relationship with my in laws on a trip I already know I will hate.
     
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  39. bturns

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    Why do you hate the beach???
     
  40. Detlef Schrempf

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    Family photos are my least favorite thing in the world. Would rather drag my balls over hot coals.
     
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  41. Dennis Reynolds

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    I am fat, hot natured, and have the complexion of a fluorescent light.

    Also, monogamy.
     
  42. Lip

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    Do you have room for us?
     
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  43. Drunkle Tom

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    You can probably find a spot to hang a hammock on a porch. We only cram about 20 people into a 15 person house.
     
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  44. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Going on a vacation, especially sharing a house or condo, with my in-laws or even my parents, is my personal hell. Hard pass.
     
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  45. Ray McKigney

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    Man, I didn’t realize so many folks despised vacations with their family. Our annual beach vacation with my family begins Saturday. I can’t wait.

    We are are small family and pretty spread out, so maybe that has something to do with it. There’s only like 8 people alive with whom I share blood, and 7 of them will be at the beach. I’m sure there will be minor annoyances that always surface throughout the week, but by and large it’s always a great time. Same thing with my in laws and our beach trips with them; much bigger family, one person in particular that truly sucks, but pretty much everyone else is a great hang.
     
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  46. Owsley

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    Just went on a family beach trip with my wife’s side of the family (15 people total), and it was an absolute blast. We even took family photos! Just don’t ask me to wear coordinated outfits and everything will be just fine.
     
  47. Ray McKigney

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    Having good in-laws is so key.
     
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  48. Owsley

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    Yup. Same with siblings.
     
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  49. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I love my family and tolerate my in-laws, but vacations are supposed to be relaxing, and I wouldn’t be able to relax as much if I’m vacationing with others.
     
  50. jbr

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    I am on family beach vacation right now (my side) and this pretty much sums it up.
     
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