My family traveled to visit extended family for Thanksgiving week. When you put 12 people – ranging from 9 to 73 years old – a dog, and a hedgehog in one house, it’s bound to be interesting. Thought I’d recap some of the one-liners from the week. Enjoy, and I apologize in advance…
And for the spicy, jalapeno turkey I stuffed a bottle’s worth of Tums inside it.
We decided to have a bloodbath to end it. (Re: The annual testosterone-filled, “friendly” game of Risk)
(Worried about our fuel supply driving to our family’s house, I wanted to stop and fill up, but Bruce didn’t. On a lonely stretch of highway, in the dark, I looked out the window and saw a gas station off the highway.) To prove my point, I said, We just passed gas! Everyone busted out laughing. Took me a minute to get it. 🙂
I can’t help it. I hear the music for Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and my eyes won’t stay open.
Do it again and I’ll take the keys to your car away.
We should’ve never teamed up. (i.e. Risk)
(Road trip stop at Chic-Fil-A) – May I have 4 grilled chicken nuggets…for my dog.
You’re in my personal space!
No! You’re in MY personal space!
It was me! Hey, everyone does it sometimes.
If we’re going to be stuck in the Holland Tunnel much longer, I’m going to use this empty cup.
It’s never a good idea to hit bumps on the road while drinking hot chocolate…just look at my shirt.
Let’ play a game…everyone close their eyes. I’ll hide the turkey and you guys try to find it!
(At the movies with our motley crew with a very annoyed candy clerk) Hey! Would you look at this! We have coupons for free popcorn, free soda and cheap candy. It’s our lucky day! Oh, and can we have 4 little drink cups and 5 popcorn trays? (Tacky, I know.)
I’ll moon you!
The dog is on the table… again!
Get the plunger!
Do you realize all our men have left us wives, children and grandmother alone in Chinatown, in the dark, without our car?
I think the dog did it.
Totally worth it! (Re: Lombardi’s pizza and Ferrar’s desserts)
Screaming and crying – My pet hedgehog’s paw came off and there is blood all over the place!*
Sister-in-law after returning from the vet with me – It’s interesting to see what a day in the life of your family is like…
We’re in Kahootz!
There’s a reason why the bathroom has a fan and a can of apple cinnamon spray.
Yeah, I couldn’t eat my breakfast of sausage, eggs and ketchup after the hedgehog incident.
(Regarding the hedgehog to cousins) So, do you still want a hamster?
Roll down the window!
So…um…my watch caught the edge of the table that had Uncle’s chocolate frappacino on it…sorry!
Get the carpet steamer…QUICK!
(On Sunday) When is it a good time to do some of our laundry?
Saturday… when you go home! 😉
Do you have any Sprite?
No, I’m sorry we don’t.
That’s okay. (Spontaneously found one in the garage fridge and drank half the bottle. Sister-in-law returns to the room.)
I replied, Hey! I found one!
Really? Let me check the expiration date because we never buy this. (Pause)
I can’t read this…does it look like 2010 to you?
(Pause) Yep, as I nearly spit it out.
Conversation taking family pictures –
Now that I’m 18 can I be in the adult’s picture?
You forgot to wear deoderant again, didn’t you.
I need a nap.
(Re: the Macy’s Parade) Hurry up in the bathroom, you’re going to miss your favorite floats!
If everyone would just stand still and smile, we can get this photo over with sooner.
Eww, he swallowed his loogie!
Someone left rocks from the river in the bathroom sink and it freaked me out cause it looked like something else!!!
Stopping for a restroom break on the way home, one person took longer than usual. Questioning if they were okay – the response…Sorry. I fell asleep on the toilet.
(At 4am) Help! I have a booger stuck in my nose and can’t get it out!
Should we tell them the bread was molded?
(Madden Football on one tv, Wii playing on the other and the women want to watch “Say Yes to the Dress.” We women stood united and outnumbered the male Wii players) – Estrogen has entered the building and we’re taking over the t.v.
Hey! It’s the Naked Cowboy! (In NYC)
(Sitting on icy cold, metal bleachers outside watching the cousins ice skate)
I can’t feel my butt.
Is that snow?!?!?
Yes, and never eat yellow snow.
On a long stretch of dark highway – Uh oh. My braces just broke.
I’m glad I can’t smell.
Seriously, how long can you wait till we have to stop?
My feet are bigger than yours!
Keep a watch for Sasquatch! (While changing drivers in the pitch black middle of nowhere.)
(Re: metal folding chairs at the Thanksgiving dinner table) – Why do I have to sit in a fake chair?
Do you have any household disinfectant?
With a pouting chin resting on the kitchen table, I don’t want to go home.
I’m going to miss you.
And the award goes to the best one-liner of the week – Someone needs to wipe.
Family time. It may be crowded. Loud. Cluttered. Chaotic. But it’s also so much FUN! Put the whole shabang together and you gotta love it. Happy Thanksgiving from our crazy family to yours. 🙂
* Hedgehog will be fine. The vet determined that she ran her paws raw on her spinning wheel. It was a horrible sight of blood everywhere, but her paw was in tact. It was a wood ship covered in blood that was mistaken for her paw. She is on 10 days of bed rest with no spinning to recover. She’ll be fine, but my nerves won’t be for a while!! Sheesh! :O