I hate my family get-togethers. I have a large family and it seems like don't know one face when they step into my house. I kinda fell like they have some kinda big inside joke that i'm just left out on. It's kinda tough to get over something like that, but if you open up to your family and just kinda talk or play a game with 'em you get to liking 'em a lot faster. Even if it's just hangin out with the kiddies watchhing cartoons, it's still a great way to get to know the family. And with the kids, at least I've found, they'll alawys look up to you as the cool guy. So you kinda set the standard for whatss cool when you hang out with 'em. Makes you feel kinda special in a way, and if you start a big game with the kids it's likely the parents will get in on it too. Which really is the way family gatherings should be.
Not a "lets put the kids over here and they can just do their thing." It should be everyone sitting on couches, watching tv, playing wii, karaoke, **** man it doesn't matter as long as its something. The holiday spirit seems so out of wack these days ya know? I mean everyone knows what they're gonna get for christmas when they ask for it. (at least thats the case in my family with the younger one.) And we all know that the kids are just gonna want more. So when my parents ask me what I want for christmas I kinda dodge the question and try to rekindle what was the christmas spirit of coming downstairs and not even knowing what was in those presents. You just knew it had to be something great.
Woah. Got kind of off topic there.