Family members around the holidays

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  1. CUgator

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    Before they sold it (thank fucking god) we would go on “vacation” to my in laws condo. It was a 3 BR plus an office. Maybe 2,000 sf. We would jam 8 adults and 7 kids (all 6 and under at the time) in it. Was an absolute nightmare.
     
  2. Owsley

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    Best part about our trip was that there were no plans. We went to dinner as a group one night and that was about it. People did their own thing when they wanted to and it was great.
     
  3. Ray McKigney

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    No plans is also an important ingredient in a good family vacation. Once you start trying to get a bunch of people to go somewhere on time, shit can go downhill quickly. We aren’t even venturing out to a restaurant.
     
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  4. jbr

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    The only plans we make is around dinner and that’s all at the house anyways. Since it’s 7 adults and 6 kids, decisions are made like “burgers and dogs on Monday, crab cakes on Tuesday, etc”. Everything else is come and go when you want.
     
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  5. Jimmy the Saint

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    You have no plans and aren’t going to restaurants? Hardly sounds like a vacation.
     
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  6. poor paul

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    My sister-in law is the best. I would vacay with her and my wife and their cousins for a month. My FIL is great like 80% of the time, but since he retired in February has started watching Fox News in great proportions.

    As long as he isn't boomering it up, I'd have no problem vacationing with my wife's side of the family.

    Usually it is my side of the family that is throwing long weeks at the beach though, so I haven't had to worry about it. My wife loves my family because they just let her drink rose and sit at the beach.
     
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  7. ashy larry

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    drinking on the beach all day then grilling/doing a Lowcountry boil :blessed:
     
  8. Ray McKigney

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    I don’t know, I mean I plan on spending time at the beach and doing beach activities with my daughter, eating good food, playing a round of golf or 2, and unwinding for a week. Not trying to have adventures on my family beach vacation.
     
  9. Ray McKigney

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    :palmettosmug:




    I’ll be on the NC coast, but still :smug:
     
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  10. prerecordedlive

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    Didn’t realize I needed to fill in the context for the edgelords here.

    My brother-in-law called the day we arrived at the beach and informed us he and his wife had COVID. 10 people told them not to come. Mother-in-law called them when everyone went to do their own thing and told them to come so we woke up to find them in the living room.

    Then she dug in on my wife who was in the middle of a mental health crisis and told me to stay out of it because I haven’t known her as long.

    Hey it’s me, the asshole. :cerealkiller:
     
  11. Ray McKigney

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    Jesus, no you’re definitely not the asshole there
     
  12. prerecordedlive

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    She’s an RN, by the way. Love to see it.
     
  13. Constant

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    You tell the above story.

    Everybody tells you you're an asshole.

    Then you tell this story

    As "context you didn't realize you needed to fill in?

    Asshole or no, you're terrible at telling stories.
     
  14. Owsley

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    Yup. Our house had a pool which made things really nice, too. At whatever time during the day, people would be at the pool/beach, playing golf, shopping, reading on the balcony, or doing whatever they wanted to do on vacation. You were on your own for lunch each day, but someone (usually my wife and I) would cook dinner at night and we’d all sit down, eat, and enjoy family time. Then some of us would get really high and play games. It was great.
     
  15. prerecordedlive

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    Shit it only took 12 years for someone to tell me that. What a ruse.
     
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  16. Gallant Knight

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    I have to do a family photo with my wife’s side of the family next weekend for some local Houston magazine and I’m not sure if there is anything I would rather do less.

    Bitched for about 5 minutes to wife

    showing up for the picture

    also booked a wine tasting that starts an hour after the photo session so we have an excuse to gtfo
     
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  17. spagett

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    What's the magazine
     
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  19. BayouMafia

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    I have a huge family so we haven’t done entire family vacations but we have taken trips with my wife’s sister’s family or one of my brothers and their families and have always had a great time, mainly because once our nieces and nephews passed ages 2-3 they became a blast to play and hang out with
     
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  20. spagett

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  22. Constant

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    #5372 Constant, Jun 10, 2021
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  23. prerecordedlive

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    You already made this post, you messy bitch.
     
  24. Constant

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    My bad. Top part of my prior post was still there from a previous edit.

    I suck at posting like you suck at story telling.
     
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  25. Redav

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    I mostly enjoy the beach vacation with family. One bad apple can really spoil a lot of shit though. Basically I can see both sides of the love it/hate it groups wrt family vacations.
     
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  26. Crepeswithasmile

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    leave the tags on them bitches and return them
     
  27. prerecordedlive

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    This is the real big lie, folks.

    Some would say it’s incredible what I do, given the autism.
     
  28. prerecordedlive

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    Constant I think we’re supposed to meet in the Publix parking lot or something now.

    I don’t know what comes after that but maybe we can put all the carts away for them.
     
  29. Constant

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    Legit spit take with my coffee.
     
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  30. Constant

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    Share a chicken tendy sub and swap MIL stories imo. I have doozies.
     
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  31. prerecordedlive

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    I’m gonna enter Secret Santa this year, draw your name, and get you something you really like.

    Then you’re gonna feel like a real knucklehead.
     
  32. Constant

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    Jokes on you. Odds of me still being alive at Xmas are minimal. My grandkids will inherit your thoughtful gift.
     
  33. bigred77

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    What do they like?
     
  34. Bo Pelinis

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    Like a linen outfit for pictures
     
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  35. TC

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    Vladimir Linen
     
  36. Constant

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    Dinosaurs and unicorns, depending.
     
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  37. bigred77

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    :noted:
     
  38. ~ taylor ~

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    My problem is that linen pants make my crank look huge, and it isn't appropriate for family pictures.
     
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  39. Detlef Schrempf

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    well that’s certainly not a problem for me.
     
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  40. Arrec Bardwin

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    Tape it between your buttcheeks

    hth
     
  41. Nole0515

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  42. IHHH

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    be careful with that poor paul or you might have to change your handle to poorer paul
     
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  43. Nole0515

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    she really is
     
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  44. poor paul

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    Not like that but good post.
     
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