Whenever my mom, my sister, and I get together, we end up discussing the Family Greatest Hits. We end up laughing so hard that we are crying because of the ridiculous things we have done so far in our lives. Last weekend was no different, when we were nearly weeping in a booth in a Thai restaurant in Manhattan, Kansas.
Two of the Hits:
My sister brought a guy home from college for Thanksgiving. They had only been dating a few weeks, but he lived relatively near us, so it wasn't too much of a big deal. But the kid was weird. He wouldn't eat anything but turkey during the Thanksgiving meal because he said he didn't eat carbs. Except then he ate half of a pumpkin pie. He was also obsessed with Jones Soda and mentioned it approximately 25 times during his visit. My sister ended up dumping him between Thanksgiving and Christmas. He later dropped out of college and attempted to start his own church. Last my sister heard, he was working at Radio Shack.
When I was in college, my sister told my mom that my roommate was actually my girlfriend and that we only slept in separate beds when my mom was visiting. The next time I saw my mom, she asked me if there was anything I wanted to tell her, and that she would support me and be there for me no matter what. Which was very nice, but I had no idea what she was talking about until I related the discussion to my sister who almost wet her pants because she was laughing so hard.
*Five cool points for getting that reference