4.29.2017

nailing jello

I don't like confrontation but it's a necessary evil. I would rather address something face on than live in a passive-aggressive tug of war. My dad turns 80 this year. I'd like to plan a nice family gathering. It's like herding cats. Two sisters and their families are traveling substantial distances to be here, but their trips overlap just a few days. The third sister is making snarky, passive-aggressive remarks. No one is agreeing on the simplest details. And poor Dad is left wondering if there's going to be a family celebration.

I'm not sure why I'm taking the lead on this. I think I might have a blowout with my snarky, passive-aggressive sister. She pushes all the wrong buttons.

3 comments:

  1. Sisters are the BEST, eh? Hang in there; don't lose your temper. Plan your dad's party. If p-a sister doesn't come, that's her loss and she'll regret it forever, but that'll be on her.

    Good luck.

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  2. Sigh. I wish I didn't relate to every damn syllable of this post.

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  3. It's supposed to be about your dad. Life is too short. Make the plans and if she doesn't show up, she's an asshole.

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