And here we are. It’s only a matter of time before your racist, homophobic, or otherwise intolerant uncle (or aunt or cousin) starts spewing nonsense.
That whole “should I/shouldn’t I engage” tug of war that happens in your heart isn’t a picnic either.
Kids — whether they’re cousins, nieces, nephews, or siblings — are (we would venture to say) evil more times than they are not evil. And being home during the holidays is prime dealing-with-savage-children territory.
OK. Maybe you’re not living in a ’90s horror flick, but pretty much everyone else is. But the way we’re all getting revenge on our hometowns is by looking fabulous as we brag about our coastal, professional lives to the people who never left.
Lowkey Family Drama
While there are racist relatives and big family feuds, there is also the low-key everyday drama that every family goes through. And it’s all just as mundane and hilarious as “Gaurav ate all the pudding.”
What is it about parents? They just cannot set up their televisions like normal human beings. If it isn’t the 13 remote controls you have to use to even turn on, it’s that stupid motion smoothing setting they have on that makes everything look jerky and terrible.