I would not have found it funny at all. I would have been quite irritated. Especially if they were 'stealing' my raspberries. :)
Hmmmm... perhaps I should borrow some of that medication. :whistle
My sister is a thief, drug addict, and not someone I would be friends with if she wasn't my sister. The things she does to get her drugs are things I cannot repeat and make me sick to think about. I try to stay out of her life as much as possible because I can't have that kind of toxicity in my life. I have a husband and son to think about. When my mother dies, my sister will have no family who wants to put up with her. Very sad but true.
But I'm very happy for those who do have "normal" siblings and parents and overall a good relationship with them. If it wasn't for my husband's family I don't know what I'd do. Even though his family gets on my nerves from time to time, I know I can trust them and depend on them.
I've come to a couple conclusions - A) there is no such thing as a "Normal" family, except to say abnormal is normal. and B) just because you're related by blood doesnt mean you need to associate with and put up with crap.
BTW my family probably put the FUN in DysFUNctional
Exactly, Star...all crappy people do not necessarily belong to other people's families.
I know what you are talking about. I tell my kids all the time that you can love someone because they are family but at the same time not like them as people.
My oldest brother was like that for me. I think in some ways we were just too alike to ever really get along. He was loud, opinionated, stubborn and really rude. I am like that to sometimes but he was all the time. I once described him as bellicose and arrogant. He was not a good husband or father but he did try. I think the thing that really turned me off him was he used other people , family and friends and I don't believe in that. If you need help okay but don't take advantage.
He died seven years ago this August and you know on some level I do miss him. What makes it worse is that his death really through my parents for a bad loop. Your not supposed to survive your children. They had already lost 2 to miscarriages years ago but to lost your adult son in his early sixties really hurts.
You can't choose your family but you can choose your friends. I have a policy that if a family member is too toxic to be around I spend little or no one on one time with them and only family holidays with a group that includes them. I do this so that my parents aren't hurt by people not getting along. :sad
How many of us have "built" families from our circle of friends? I know that I have; it can be very satisfying, and it definitely serves a positive purpose. I will still spend time with the biologicals, but most of my time is spent with the family that I have put together, taking the place of the "dysfunctionals". My sister, who is older than I, used to tell me that I was adopted (like all of our siblings did, I'm sure), and I think she may have been right! I am nothing like those people. :lol
Could your sister be bi-polar? Mine is just a hypocritical witch that hides behind God and tells the rest of us we are all going to hell, yet she says some of the worst things I've ever heard about people and has to keep telling you what a good Christian she is because otherwise you wouldn't be able to tell it at all.
Go check out my post in the good news thread adn pet peeves. My finger is NOT broken! :yay Stupid ER doc cannot read an xray.
And I agree, I don't put up with crap just because they are family. Took me a while to come to this conclusion but its true.
Gabe, we may have the same family, when my parents were alive, I know we put the Fun in Dysfunctional. :lol
I get a kick out of 'dysfunctional family'
My family is so dysfunctional - it's functional.
My parents have been divorced for about 26 years. I think I may have mentioned this before but ...
My dad and his wife take their trailer and park in my mom and her husband's driveway to go to this certain summer festival. Last night my mom called me to invite me to my dad's house for a going away get together for my middle brother who is moving to Fort McMurray to work.
Some people are just meant to be friends I guess.
Christmas is especially fun. :lol we rotate homes but everyone comes, all of the step brothers and sisters and spouses and what ever, even my brother's ex wife's son from her first marriage.
To an outsider looking in I guess it looks strange but to us it's just family.
We go to my husband's family's and everyone is with their original spouse and all of the siblings are full blooded :lol I think they are the strange ones. :lol