The holidays are often referred to as the most amazing time to sit around, enjoy family, friends, traditions and fantastic food.
What most people leave out is the insane aunt, or the nagging mom who is begging for grandchildren or that one cousin who never seemed to learn when to stop talking. Whether you’re someone who genuinely enjoys every moment of the time with loved ones or the type who plans an exit strategy weeks before, you could probably use a little help navigating holiday guests and the family dinner. Long Island Pulse is here to help. This is the Pulse approved guide for surviving holiday guests.
It’s OK to Wine
Make a beeline for the cocktails…then locate the dog of the house and camp out with him for the night. If there’s no dog, the dessert table will do.
We mentioned alcohol, right? And start a tradition of unrelenting ball breaking…that and fried calamari and slightly tipsy Santa visits.
Stay on Kitchen Duty
Be the chef and stay in the kitchen to avoid the craziness as much as possible.
Have an Exit Plan
Tell a Story (Or Not)
Have a list of accomplishments from the year to divert attention from the marriage and kids questions.
Have a crazy story to tell. If you horrify them once, they’ll stop asking you about marriage and kids.