Sunday, November 08, 2015

Family Matters

One of the 30 Day Writing Challenge topics is to write about a family member that you dislike.

Two thoughts immediately come to mind.
1) I don't have any family members that I dislike
and 2) This writing challenge is about writing and not about actually publishing or sharing in an open kind of forum

...unless of course, you really dislike this person and want everybody to know it!

I have written several past posts about my family so if you have been reading for some time, you already know that I think I have a pretty awesome family. Even beyond my immediate family, I have some pretty awesome cousins and other relatives (meeting some of them for dinner tomorrow night).

Although I know that there are families that do not get along with one another, I really don't understand it. Many families seem to have a crazy aunt, creepy uncle or obnoxious kid that no one else wants to see at family get togethers. If our family has one, it must be me ... because I don't know of anyone else that it could possibly be.
Oh we have our crazy ones (Have you met my mom?), but it seems that everyone wants to see them. Heck, the crazy one are usually the reason we get together in the first place!

I hope that there isn't anyone in your family that you would write about if tasked with writing about a family member that you dislike. And I hope that no one in your family would write about you.

I'm sure that there are plenty of people that might write about me if it were as general as just writing about somebody -- anybody that you dislike, but I hope that my family feels about me as I feel about them.

I guess I'll have to come up with a different topic on that day!

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's a joy to be in a large family that gets along!

Mike said...

"If our family has one, it must be me.." That falls right in line with the saying that if you don't know who the patsy is at the card game then it's you. :) Let's not talk about me and my family.