Grandma Jinny throws a girl Christmas lunch every year for my mom's side of the family. Now, this lunch is quite odd because technically the woman at the lunch are all of Jinny's ex-husbands family. My mom's side of the family is quite the dysfunctional mess that is better left for another day and a better blog post.
So, to make this story make sense, I will call my 2nd cousins my "aunts" and my 2nd cousins children my "cousins". Because really, I don't know technically what to call them.
During lunch my aunts start asking me about who I am dating. When I tell them I am on dating sabbatical, Jinny pipes in and says that I wouldn't be if I had just had ice cream for Berry Boy when he came over. Please read this post if you need further explanation. And Jinny was serious. Because throughout the 2 hour lunch, Jinny mentioned that I was in the wrong about the ice cream situation about 5 times. No lie. I had to remind Jinny that I would rather be single than be with a man that expected me to read his mind and do all the work. I still think she feels sorry for me.
The best part of the day was his conversation:
Aunt Liz: Oh, so much great stuff is going on. We have weddings and babies and new brides!
Cousin Annie (she's single): Yes, and then there is the rest of us
Aunt Leslie: Yes, and then there is the riff raft.
Don't you just LOVE family and the holidays?