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Unwelcome Christmas Guest, part two

December 29th, 2009 at 03:45 pm

I made it through Christmas, even though I was powerless to stop Hubby's Horrible Aunt from coming. If you remember my last post, we didn't want her here because she
A. tried to molest my hubby when he was younger
B. is really mean and always makes rude comments
C. is so out of it from medications that she is unpredictable.

So yeah, I won't go into all the gory details about why I couldn't prevent her from coming. I'll just say that even though hubby and his parents don't love her or want to be with her, they feel a moral obligation to invite her for holidays. So we all suffered.

I am putting my foot down: NEVER AGAIN!!!

It was awful. On Christmas morning,she accused me of stealing money from her, while putting her hand in the pocket of my pajamas to look for it!!! Uh what??? I am still fuming over this one. I won't even mention the irrational 15 minute crying fit at 8 a.m. that started off Christmas morning.

After Christmas Eve dinner, she yelled at my mother for "not including" her. I don't know how she felt excluded sitting down eating dinner with all of us, but even so, you do not yell at MY MOTHER and someone who just fed you a delicious homemade holiday meal.

And finally...
She stayed at a hotel not far from us. Of course, she complained about it. She said she didn't feel safe because the phone in her room didn't work. Funny, she called me from that phone at least once a day.

As a result, she managed to convince hubby to let her sleep at our house the last night. We gave up the room where we take turns staying up all night with our 6 week old baby. We made up the bed, then she refused to sleep on it and insisted that she sleep on our new sofa in the living room, even though we need to walk through there to get formula all night. She argued with us for an hour. Hubby didn't want her to sleep on the sofa, and this is awful, because she smells of cigarette smoke. The smell is so strong, our living room smelled like that all weekend, and we didn't want it soaking into our new sofa.

She fought with us for an hour about where to sleep.

I have never been so frustrated by someone in my life. NEVER AGAIN!!!

9 Responses to “Unwelcome Christmas Guest, part two”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    ugh. she sounds slightly like my mother (except for the worst bit that you mentioned). atleast you have a year to make your case for next christmas. don't back down!!!

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    You go, girl!!!

  3. momcents Says:


    You deserve sainthood after that business. Hopefully there won't be any hooplah next year when this disagreeable relative doesn't get an invitation. But it sounds like all her bad behaviors were witnessed by everyone.

  4. my english castle Says:

    Oh my word. How does your husband react? No one stands up to this woman?

  5. baselle Says:

    Eeew. Next time - botulism toxin in her coffee (or nearly any other beverage). Even if you don't do it, thinking about the possibility will make you feel better.

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    I agree never again!

  7. Ima saver Says:

    That is terrible!!

  8. thriftorama Says:

    NO ONE stands up to her because they all feel sorry for her, and they all make excuses for her even though they all agree that she is terrible. They all just feel guilty about not liking her, and as I said, they don't love her, they feel obligated to her. How sad is that?

  9. Jerry Says:

    She has definitely burned that bridge, and I hope that you put your foot down for future holidays. There is no reason to let someone like that lead the family time into a collective torture session... if there is no insurance that her behavior has changed (and I can't see it happening at this stage) then she should not be welcome. I'm sorry that happened to you!
    Jerry

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