Monday, November 22, 2010

Since When Does That Mean I Invited You?

We all have the memorable Thanksgiving story.

Either it's really bad or it is super hilarious.

My story could kinda qualify for both, I guess.

These days Thanksgiving is just me, Honeyman, and Kiddo.
Years ago, when Honeyman's grandma was alive and well, she came over too.

Except for one year.
Oh, what a pleasant surprise that was.

We were just planning on having us and Grandma G. like normal.
The night before Honeyman's brother calls up and asks if they are still invited.
What?
No one invited them.

But, my dimwitted sister inlaw(at the time), thought I did and she told her husband.
So, what are we going to say?
"No, you're not invited. Your wife is just stupid."
Instead Honeyman pretends he has a clue and says it's OK.

He's good at that.

It took me a while to figure it out.
The week before, they were up to visit and I asked her what their plans were for Thanksgiving.
I guess that is some sort of code for " Wanna come over ?" and no one told me.
OR Honeyman.
I thought I was just trying to make polite conversation.
Who knew?

So, we ended up with an extra 4 people for Thanksgiving.
Thank God we always get a large turkey.

So, my brother-in-law and 1 nephew show up at like 10 in the morning.

We don't eat til about 3 or so.
Grandma G shows up shortly after.

I'm left in the kitchen to cook everything and talk to no one.

About noon I put out the snacky foods, which include little smokies.

Sister-in-law shows up with nephew number 2 right at meal time with a crockpot full of
-you guessed it-
little smokies.

Anyway we eat.

My sister-inlaw eats tons and tons of food.
But is not happy no one is eating the smokies she brought.
Maybe if she'd have brought them sooner.
Just sayin'.

So everyone is visiting and sis-inlaw goes to the bathroom.
This is the fun part.

She clogged my frickin' toilet!

She comes out and Kiddo goes in.
Mind you, my daughter is about 5 at the time.

The water is rising in the toilet so Kiddo tries to flush again and it overflows.
She freaks thinking its her fault.

My sister-inlaw sees what is happening as we are cleaning up.
She gathers everyone up and leaves.

She just leaves and lets my daughter think it was all her fault.
Poor thing just cried and cried thinking she did something wrong.

Way to own up to your big dump, Lady.

But, that Thanksgiving will be forever known as the Clogged Toilet Thanksgiving.

Awww, memories!

8 comments:

  1. holy cow... no wonder you keep just to the three of you! I would too!

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  2. Yeah, that day was pretty messed up.

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  3. Too funny and sad all at the same time....you deserve the shiny turkey award!

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  4. Funny and sad all at once...you deserve the shiny turkey award! Stop by my blog post http://theanonymousperilsofassw.blogspot.com/2010/10/thank-you.html
    I'm awarding you this award!

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  5. What a big pile of shite. Hee hee I'm SOOOO funny...(not)...love the story, but unfortunately it reminds me of my sister in law, who is just plain scary. (bit of an overachiever)

    I'm going to go and have a nightmare about her now...

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  6. Thanks for liking it. The sil is no longer my sil and I am so glad. We never did get along.

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  7. This one is really funny. I have 'toilet issues' at my house too, and I'm thinking of having signs made up for the bathroom wall...with pictures.

    Btw, I found you through Tracy at AVL, she's right, your blog is really funny.
    Here's my address
    http://alexsblogginglife.blogspot.com/

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