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    Shot Himself In The Foot Again

    | Tacoma, WA, USA | In-Laws, Parents & Guardians, Siblings

    (A few years back our family is gathered in our parents’ backyard for 4th of July and my brother-in-law has just arrived, walks around back, and sees my dad. In the previous week or so he had some how shot himself in his foot. My father is notorious for making funny snide remarks about others actions.)

    Brother-In-Law: *knowing my Dad will make a comment about his wound* “Go ahead, [Dad] and take your best shot.”

    Dad: “Looks like you already did…”

    Their Relationship Found Its Feet

    | UT, USA | In-Laws

    (I’m staying with my in-laws. I’m playing with my nine-month-old son. My mother-in-law is on the room with us.)

    Mother-In-Law: “You have a frecklefoot?”

    Me: “[Son]? Or me?”

    Mother-In-Law: “You. Did you know [My Husband] has one?”

    Me: “Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny when I found out we have freckles on the same foot. ”

    Mother-In-Law: “Well, then it was a match made in heaven!”

    Headstrong Advice

    | OH, USA | In-Laws, Parents & Guardians

    (My father-in-law says he has never had a headache so he doesn’t believe they are real. I suffer from frequent, intense migraines. During one particularly bad migraine, my father-in-law says to me:)

    Father-In-Law: “It’s all in your head.”

    Me:  ”Well… duh!”

    Trying To Redress The Situation

    | CA, USA | In-Laws, Parents & Guardians

    (I am currently planning my wedding, with the help of my fiancé. His mother wants to be helpful, but gets upset if we don’t actually need or want her help. I have just gotten fabric swatches in the mail for the bridesmaids’ dresses and she, of course, wants to see them.)

    Me: “I think I am going to go with this color. It’s my absolute favorite shade of blue, and I am surprised they even have it! Not many places even have this shade of aquamarine.”

    Mother-In-Law: “Oh, are you sure you want to go with that color?”

    (Keep in mind that my mother-in-law helped plan her daughter’s wedding, so she thinks she knows how everything should be. However, her daughter is one of my bridesmaids and is super supportive of everything I have chosen so far.)

    Me: “Um… it’s my favorite color blue, exactly what I was thinking. So, yeah, I want it.”

    Mother-In-Law: “Are you really sure? That is such a hard color for people to pull off. It’s going to make [Daughter] look super pale, as well as the tan ladies look darker. It’s not very flattering.”

    Me: “I am super pale, and I wear this color all the time. I think it will be fine. All the ladies are fine with it, too. This is the color I am going with.”

    Mother-In-Law: *after a long pause, with her looking over all the samples again* “Well, I am sure it will look lovely on all the ladies.”

    (Guess what? The dresses came, and the color worked nicely on everyone. I love my mother-in-law, but can’t wait for the wedding planning to be over!)

    Time To Put Your Inner Children Away Now

    | SC, USA | In-Laws, Siblings

    (Some friends of my parents bring me a large box filled with their adult son’s old stuff to see if I want any of it. They know that I collect Transformers, and there are a handful of them in the box. Fast forward to a few days ago: My brother, sister, and brother-in-law come to visit, and since they grew up watching the shows I was technically too young to watch, I ask them to help me identify the action figures. As soon as I pull out the box:)

    Brother: “That’s the white tiger Megazord! From Power Rangers!”

    (They proceeded to name every action figure in the box from the varying shows they used to watch, and then started putting all the Transformers in their beast-modes. About ten minutes later, [Sister] comes upstairs and finds the three of us sitting on the bedroom floor, playing with Transformers and Mystic Knights.)

    Brother-In-Law: “…what?”

    Sister: “Dinner is ready.”

    Me: “But we’re not ready!”

    Jesus Of Sherwood

    | USA | In-Laws, Siblings, Theme Of The Month

    (My sister and I are Christian; my brother-in-law is not. We’re hanging out, reading, with Christmas music on in the background. A recording of Handel’s Messiah comes on.)

    Brother-In-Law: “Can you explain something? Why is he the Prince of Thieves?”

    Sister & Me: “Peace! Prince of Peace!”

    Brother-In-Law: “Oh! That makes so much more sense!”


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