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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

As I reflect on the end of the first big holiday week of the season, I wonder if anyone else had unpleasant experiences with drunken family members?

Asked by Imadethisupwithnoforethought (14067 points ) November 25th, 2012

Did strongly held political views come up over stuffing? Did siblings offer you parenting advice or comment on your children’s development?

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AshLeigh's avatar

Oh boy… Yes.

jonsblond's avatar

No. It was just my husband and I and our 3 children this year. We agreed that it was the best Thanksgiving we’ve ever had as a family.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@jonsblond you are much wiser than I.

jonsblond's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought I don’t know about that. We were sick with colds, but we still enjoyed ourselves. :)

livelaughlove21's avatar

My husband’s family is good for all that stuff, especially the drunkenness. Luckily, I learned to stay away from that part of the family as much as possible after his uncle got drunk and drove his truck up a bank into the woods, which led to a screaming fight, one Fourth of July. That was the same day his wasted aunt told me I “look like the kind of girl that starts stuff”..whatever that means. There are few things I hate more than a drunk.

I also tend to steer clear of political comments, seeing as they’re all Republicans. Holding my tongue is hard, but keeping the peace is important in a family where if one person hates you, they all do.

I don’t have kids, but I can’t wait to hear all the gems that’ll come from both of our families regarding how children should be raised.

augustlan's avatar

Our drunks tend to be good-natured drunks, so no drama. The real chaos was brought by the five children under eight years old in our house that day! Fun, but exhausting. ;)

Dutchess_III's avatar

@SuperMouse Oh, that is sick!

linguaphile's avatar

My grandmother was a mean drunk type of alcoholic until she decided to go into AA at the age of 80. Nobody’s been drunk at Thanksgiving since she sobered up.

I went to a friend’s family for Thanksgiving this year since my family’s so far away—I didn’t think about it until I read this question, but not a drop of alcohol was served.

Dutchess_III's avatar

We served a bit of red wine. I took a couple of sips….and 15 minutes later lost all of my wonderful, delicious turkey, gravy, ‘tatoes and green beans. Sob! No one got drunk, though.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

No drunks at our TG dinner and no unwanted advice. It was very nice. I’m 3000 miles from home without my fella so he was really the only thing missing for a perfect TG.

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