December 12, 2009

Small Talk Six: Love/hate relationship with relatives

A new weekly meme on MomDot called "Small Talk Six" where each Saturday has a topic and you can respond to each topic with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos.

Today’s topic is “6 things you love or hate about spending time with your or your significant other’s relatives.”

1. Love: Getting to see family that I only get to see once a year.

2. Love: Getting together with my family and playing board and card games.

3. Hate: (especially this year) Family politics. Having to worry about what you can and can't say around certain people because you don't know what will set them off.

4. Love: To see the kids play with their cousins. They always have such a wonderful time.

5. Hate: We are alway excepted to visit everyone. There just isn't enough time to visit everyone else and still have time to spend with just ourselves.

6.Hate: When its time to go everyone always says "we need to get together more often" and when you try through out the year they are always busy.

So there is my 6, now go blog about yours and visit to join in the fun.


  1. Board games and card games are my favorite! Great list!

  2. I soooo agree with the family politics thing!

  3. My kids love getting to see their cousins they don't get to see very often too.

  4. That's a good list, Kelly. I hate those things too.

  5. I hate your number 6 too!! Drives me nuts!

  6. Board and card games are also very much present at our family gatherings.

    You're so right about no. 6. I don't like it when everyone only shows up if it's a funeral. When its weddings or significant birthdays there are so many excuses.

  7. I also HATE the family politic thing! Even Christmas has become political - it's horrible!

    Love your list!

  8. Great list! #3 is an all year long thing in my family.

  9. #6 is my favorite!! So true with my family too!!!