My BIL is a moron. How to survive the holidays?

@ctraska (103)
United States
December 2, 2006 7:35pm CST
Ok, my BIL is a total idiot. He is a big talker, but usually has no idea what he is talking about. He lies so that he can make himself sound better. He turned my SIL into a lazy, non working woman who wants welfare and everything free. They want another kid so that they can get more free money etc, etc etc. I am to the point that I can hardly be in the same room as them. Any ideas on how to survive the holidays without starting a family war?
1 response
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Wear headphones..LOL I am just kidding. If you family is big enough, you can find a way to avoid them. Can your husband and your children go visit them and you can stay home, find a case of the "flu"? I know how you feel though. My SIL is a pain too. She is generally disrespectful and I try to not talk to her. We have a small family (with all of us together there is only 10 of us), but I still manage to avoid her and just talk to other people. I always find a way to not be in the same room unless we are eating and thankfully my Mom usually puts her far away from me and the other people in the family who don't care for her (pretty much she is isolated waaay at the other end of the table by my mom and dad).
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Oh, I do have a future SIL (my fiances sister) who is pregnant and since she was little only wanted to have kids so a man could "take care of her"...I haven't seen her since she found out she was pregnant. She got in a an argument with the father last week and now wants nothign to do with him. My fiance keeps call the baby a "welfare child" (I am sure you can imagine how happy his mom is about that!). We are seeing her tomorrow, I hope I can hold my tounge!
@ctraska (103)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I've been avoiding the both of them for the last two years. I leave the room when they enter etc. It's getting old. I have stayed home a couple of times, but we don't see his family very often so I can't always do that. One of these days I'm just going to explode. I've already warned my husband that I'm not going to be able to hold my tongue forever.