Family Annoyances Turn Into Great Laughable Stories
Remember the time when Uncle Buck(yes! I got that name from the movie Uncle Buck) used to smack his lips when he ate, and when he really enjoyed the food he’d say ‘mmm,’ after every bite… When the family first noticed it was funny and we’d enjoy pointing it out to him ‘Uncle Buck, you’re doing it again! and we’d all have a laugh as we shook our heads… Well, that funny time became annoying, ‘Gosh dang it Buck, stop eating so loud!’ ‘oh, crap, here he starts again… Then life happens and Uncle Buck has moved to another state and doesn’t get the opportunity to visit as much, well we miss that Loud smacking humming ‘mmm’ uncle of ours all the time… BUT have no fear, his story is mentioned all the time when we crowd around the table and tell it laughing our heads off… and as our slowly fading laugh quiets one of us blurts out ‘I miss that man!’ as we all agree…
Here is a run down of common family mishap’s that drive us bonkers and we wish would stop in the present, BUT that we miss when they’re gone, so we must relive it through the memory and tell the story a billion times over!
Battle Of The Remote
Someday This Will Make For A Good Memory And A Good Story!
You sit on the couch all comfy-cozy, ready to relax and watch a good compelling show only to notice the remote is NOT near you.’Noooooooooooo!’ you think to yourself… Then your partner comes along and finds the chance to grab it and be in command of the TV (you think to yourself…he better not do that dang victory dance or laugh his evil laugh mwah haha!) He looks very pleased! Flick, the TV comes ON… flick, flick, flick! Oh no! the channel flipper is going to drive me up a wall. ‘Wait, Honey go back to that last channel, that’s a good show’ his response is one given all too many times… ‘wait, let’s just see what all is on and then we can always come back to that.’ The problem you have with this is there are a bizillion channels on TV and you could literally spend your entire TV time flicking through the guide and, well, argue ‘I don’t want to see that!’ You know his hand is never leaving the remote, it may as well be glued to it… And this is where you’d devise a plan to get him back (I’ll beat him to the bathroom later so I can get ready first!)
And The Race Is On…
Tis nighttime and you’re growing more tired, you think it’s a great time to head to the bathroom and get ready for bed… Only the other one suspects this and draws out a long yawn after mentioning ‘I’m tired think I’ll get ready for bed now.’ You look at each other, both have your game face on, determined to get into the bathroom first… the race is on… All is fair when racing to the bathroom… throwing elbows, laundry, the kids toys, whatever you can do to make obstacles for the other… Who wins? most of the time it’s the Queen of the house, as it should be! Ha! (what a fun story to tell when you’re older and don’t care who goes first anymore!)
Oh for pete-sake, he’s folding the laundry that way AGAIN! it makes no sense what so ever… He’s just so stubborn and won’t see it my way! Grandma always said ‘If you want something done right, do it yourself!’ as she had troubles with the Mr too! Won’t they ever learn!? Remember to thank him for kind-of-trying, then redirect him to a different chore as you take over.
Whatever stories you brew up and tell to the family over and over again, know that the once upon a time annoying, living in action, dreading in the present time only turns into the special stories/memories that you will cherish in the future… It makes it easier to deal with ‘the now’ when you know you’ll be laughing about it later.
Feel free to share your stories in the comments below!
Take care readers
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