One word comes to mind during the holiday season.Family.
That’s what it’s all about right? Spending quality time catching up at get-togethers, eating delicious feasts, possibly playing games, and of course (if you’re like my mothers side of the family) drinking alcohol. Beer, wine, and liquor.
My family is crazy. A good crazy, but still crazy. We’re all loud, stubborn, controlling know-it-alls. So, mostly Irish. In addition, we’re hysterical, fun, and phenomenal dancers. Crowd pleasers! Oh, and we occasionally make a scene (or two) by:
•Belligerently saying inappropriate things
•Arguing a point to the point where we don’t even know what we’re arguing.
•Rolling our eyes, using classy sarcasm, and different voices to poke fun, or impersonate.
•Being extremely silly and acting like we’re still 13. Occasionally acting 7 at the age of 33.
Case and point. Don’t overlook Alison’s classic stain either.
•Talking loud and over other people.
•Being the “Life of the party.”
•Making our opinions and thoughts publicly known and “right.”
•And over exaggerating everything.
That’s just naming a few.
Love every single one of them.
This post is dedicated to my mothers side of the family and my cousin Allison. Oh, and before she gets the chance to tell you, or me (for the millionth time)—
I have a freckle on my lip.
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George… You have something on your lip!
Hahahah 🙂 I was hoping you would tell me!
Ok- I agree we do sometimes get out of hand…”I AM NOT PLEASED” comes to mind…even though that was probably in a lucid moment when Marnee was trying to be stern and write well!
But the stories abound about alcohol induced fun times. The snottiness was learned at the Gallagher dinner table when whomever yelled the loudest or was the most caustic “won” the argument. That is hard to get rid of…but thank god Kevin came along to rescue me from that insanity. And his forever making fun of my unique flaws was the best…eg. tripping when walking, unusual puking sounds, etc. he could make me laugh harder at myself than ever, and I appreciate that we carry that forward. Guthrie is the best at being able to laugh at himself of all of us…what he dishes out he can take. Great post little one! Mom
Thanks Mom!! And, thank you for bringing me into a world where I am blessed to have a crazy ass family where I’ll always have a bunch of fun! And when you tripped while walking… I will never forget that. Xo
Crazy isn’t word enough for my family!
🙂 Haha! I’m glad I’m not the only one! Xo! Muah!
And we survived the holidays!!!!! WHOOOT WHOOT!