OMG those pups are so cute with their Xmas treats!!! Little darlings!
Dagnabit! I got a card in the mail today from my mom's cousin and wife. They sent me the second thing I hate about the holidays (after my niece and her too many EotS pictures) - it's the dreaded Yearly Update. I hate these with the heat of a thousand suns! I should say this - if you are giving me a normal update about your life, hope everyone is well, well now that I can get behind. You know, like REGULAR people. But these two - they are like blonde Bobbsey twins who have had this charmed ass life and want to tell you ALL ABOUT IT. They are involved in their church, he does whatever consulting in his life long business that he made a killing at, she never had to work though I think she has here and there just for the 'fun' of it, their kids are wonderful, they have ex number of wonderful grandchildren....shit that makes me spit. I'm happy they have such a wonderful life, but damn it anyway the rest of us have struggles and don't want to hear about your plane, or your fabulous consulting whatever, or any of it. Half the time I think people that send out all this kind of news are really lacking in the confidence department, or need daily affirmations of how wonderful they are or their life is because behind the curtain their kids are just as screwed up as everybody else's are.
I know, I should be happy for them, blah blah blah - I'm not responding to this card...yet. This couple though, when my mom died and grandma passed - nothing. No sympathy cards, nothing. But I get sent a card with this white wonder bread shit and it rankles me. I'm so tempted to FB the wife (we aren't friends) and pointedly say 'please don't send me your cards, I don't need them, I'll not see you again ever, your kids don't know who the hell I am, and my kid certainly doesn't give a shit who you are' and leave it at that. I don't want to hear from people even just once a year brag about themselves.