In my last post I mentioned that Rex and I have a game plan for getting through an impending large Christmas Eve family gathering graciously. It is so simple that anyone can try it. You simply need to:
1. Cancel on your family last minute.
2. Instead of paying your rent, book a flight to some remote island instead. The kids? Leave them with a neighbor. They'll be fine. They can swim now and don't need their meat cut up for them.
3. Return not a day sooner than January 2nd in a post holiday fog replete with awesome tan and ten pounds margarita weight.
Okay. Not that. The real way to avoid insulting your spouse's family? Don't invite them over!
Wait... not that either.
The real way to keep everything running smoothe and easy is to have game plan. Ours is to laugh! And to eat! And we will take Ms. Mindbody Kate Hanley's advice on dealing with difficult personality members.
1. Stand by your mantra. "Before you head to the gathering, decide which familyRead More »from 4 Ways To Avoid Insulting Your Spouse's Family This Christmas