Ahh yes, we’ve just closed the door on a fractious election season and now? Let’s get ready to rumble around the dinner table!
Not really, well at least we don’t set out for it to be that way, yet many times that’s exactly what happens at the holiday season. Aunt June is still peeved about your decision to marry that ne’er-do-well with whom you have two children (“You could do SO much better, dear”), you a stalwart democrat find yourself in a seasoned Republicans, mix in fatigue and alcohol and you have the makings of a conflagration.
So, in hopes of making it through the holiday season without being singed, here are 7 things you might want to avoid discussing at the dinner table.
Take a read and see if there’s anything you would add to the list….
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Religion 1 of 7Third Rail ALERT! You may have taken your kids to Mass every single day of their young lives and now they come home Baptists. Say a non-denominational grace over the turkey and keep it moving. photo credit source:Creative Commons: BaronBrian
Politics 2 of 7YIKES! You think the debates on TV (and Facebook) were bad? Spare yourself the indigestion; now is not the time to go to the mat over political differences. photo credit source: Creative Commons: JasonLangheine
Sex 3 of 7You were the "sex positive" parent and now your kid is positively having sex. Leave the condom conversation for after the collard greens have digested. photo credit source: Creative Commons: je@n
School 4 of 7
Fashion 5 of 7You wish they would dress better? I feel your pain. Word of advice from Good Enough Mother; choose the hill you want to die on. photo credit source: Creative Commons: Ã¢—ºCubaGallery
Career 6 of 7Your kids have plenty of time to become "gainfully employed." Back off, at last for this one day. photo credit source: Creative Commons: The Cleveland Kid
Relationships 7 of 7Sigh... don't go here. And when I say here I mean at the dinner table. There will be plenty of time to express your displeasure for the person with whom your kid plans to procreate. Ask them to pass the cranberry sauce and try not to sneer. photo credit source: Creative Commons: mpeimpiii
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