Yin And Yang

If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about your family "get togethers" what would it be?

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Mountain  Man Profile
Mountain Man answered

I'd make a ski lift appear so everyone could make it up and down  the mountain when it snows. Sometimes I have to make a couple trips in the plow truck for those who don't have four wheel drive.

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I would wave the wand and make my ex disappear from all family functions. Her husband could stay, I like him and feel a lot of sympathy for him.

Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

Abracadabra !!! More wine on the dinner table :) most of my family does not drink :/ I exist and I want wine with my freakin dinner to get through the meal :)

Otis Campbell Profile
Otis Campbell answered

Parents passed away so no more get togethers

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

What I know about them, I would just prefer a very large some of money.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

I'd like a Cone of Silence.

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
is that like a cone of ice cream? cuz that would silence most in the Yin and Yang household! lol
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Great idea. Last Christmas when the mob came in I had a couple of dozen small pies to serve up and completely forgot serve them. It took the two of us a week to eat them. :(
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
I hate it when that happens! When I volunteer to bring something somewhere I make sure it is something safe to leave in the trunk..... Lol!
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Virginia Lou answered

Dear Yin I have been thinking about this two days now, since you posted it...

I don't think I would change anything. I like being part of a large family, and now I am the older generation, really enjoy grandnieces/nephews, who are quite fascinated by this strange relative who comes in from places far-flung, lots of good times with them... 

Did you know there is such a thing as barefoot sandals? My little grandniece Mashayla made some for me almost exactly like this...

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PJ Stein answered

Somehow everyone could come to one meal. My parents are divorced, and there is my mother-in-law as well, which means I need to make three stops on major holidays. This year I am hosting Christmas day so I am hoping that will eliminate it on that day. I got my mother-in-law invited to my brother's for Thanksgiving, but she has no decided she wants to cook, so I am back to two meals again.

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
THAT is terrible....utterly boorish, heartless.
PJ Stein
PJ Stein commented
I am sorry to hear that. Too bad your dad didn't put his foot down and tell them no. You can come to my house on Christmas, and skip all the losers.
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
You guys are so sweet.
Virginia, we kind of got use to it. It's actually an improvement. There was a time when said person actually "banned" my husband from being on his street! At least his daughter has some heart. She basically said she refused to be like that and invited the Yin and Yang family to her baby shower. That opened some doors for the family and broke down some walls. But this year she doesn't understand we REALLY hit a hard time and she is back to saying negative things about us.
Gator, that is one of the sweetest things you said. I told my husband this kind thread. He said he would go to Florida in a heartbeat. He did cross country truck driving for awhile. He got to see Florida. I have not been too far out of Cali myself. I just am in awe of the kindness you two have for people. I really do wish you all was my "blood" family. Could you imagine a Blurtit thanksgiving!?!? Now THAT I would look forward to! :0)

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