Comments: A New tradition is starting.

i'm with you. None of them has any idea what's going on with your kid. What if he couldn't have the pie because of an allergy? You'd have a hospital trip on your hands because they were stupid.

Good call.

Posted by caltechgirl at November 28, 2005 01:49 PM

Good job. Spending Thanksgiving with your own immediate family sure beats the heck out of fighting with relatives all day. Go for it.

And we will try and remember to point this post out to you come November next year.

Posted by Ogre at November 28, 2005 01:55 PM

That's one of the things I hate... my sister and b-i-l will tell their boys not to play with something, or eat something, and then others will let them.

They're your kids, it's your job to raise them as you see fit. Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean all bets are off.

Hey, it sucks that it may come down to not spending the holiday with them, but you've got to do what you see as right.

I hope you guys can work it out, but if not, screw it. Stay home.

Posted by That 1 Guy at November 28, 2005 02:04 PM

Yep. My family does the same thing, only I am infinately more vocal about it, oh and I would have thrown the pie at the cousin who had the nerve to question my authority. Also, when she called you an arsehole, i would have said "you say that like it's a bad thing. . ."

Posted by Oddybobo at November 28, 2005 02:29 PM

I'm loads of fun at those gatherings -- I tell other kids what to do -- but instead of being nicer than their parents, I'm ALWAYS meaner...

Posted by Ogre at November 28, 2005 02:59 PM

Good on ya, dude. I had fights like that with my and The Wife's family, too. My family *finally* understands that what me and TW say regarding our kids, goes, and we love visiting. TW's family has not, ergo, we don't go there no more. ;)

Posted by Wes at November 28, 2005 03:53 PM

I think this is a universal thing. The relatives think "it's family" so then they decide they don't have to pay attention to what you say... GRRR!!!

Personally, if I had EVER been that close to home when my kids were small - I would have packed them up and walked out the door after the 2nd time people didn't listen to me. As it is - when my kids were small and this crap would happen... I'd just have to wait until we got back home and then try to break bad habits the kids picked up.

Have I mentioned lately that I am SO happy my kids are grown up.

Posted by Teresa at November 28, 2005 04:14 PM