Awkward Family Story: A Little Less Conversation

June 24th, 2009

My entire extended family was sitting together for Christmas dinner when the topic of fidelity came up… great topic for the dinner table I know. So my mom goes off on a rant about a lady she knew who cheated on her husband while they still had young children and ended up marrying the man she had this affair with, and how that was the most despicable thing to do to a family, and how she didn’t know how this lady lived with herself after ruining her first marriage, on and on for about 10 minutes… and my aunt interrupts her to comment, “You do remember that Jim and I met and started our relationship while I was still married with young children with my husband Charles, right?” Awkward.

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55 Responses to “Awkward Family Story: A Little Less Conversation”

  1. Madalice says:

    This chicken is delicious….

  2. Cara says:

    I would have said, “EXACTLY. You’re a skank. Own it.” I don’t like infidelity.

  3. Robert says:

    Mom was inappropriate… not a nice conversation for family time..

  4. Jen says:

    Everyone’s entitled to a starter marriage. Besides, Auntie could have been legally separated (but not divorced yet) from her husband when she met Charles.

    Good on Auntie though for calling out Mom in front of everyone. Sounds like Mom needs to mind her own damn business…

  5. kenth says:

    “You do remember that Jim and I met and started our relationship while I was still married with young children with my husband Charles, right?”

    To which Mom coldly replied, “Of course.”

  6. Baldguy says:

    Thus, the mom shutteth up…

  7. Erica says:

    she totally deserves being offended. :P

  8. Susan E says:

    Please pass the sweet potatos.

  9. Jillyb85 says:

    I bet you could hear a pin drop after that comment.

  10. lagrange says:

    open mouth, insert foot

  11. Pamela says:

    Hmmm…wonder WHY the topic of fidelity came up???? ;D

  12. Wow….way to sour the mood at the dinner table, auntie. Apparently you have a special knack for destroying families AND family conversations. LOL

  13. Turd Ferguson says:

    Mom, will you pass the “shut the f*** up!”

  14. Mff says:

    seriously. apparently mom had a beef that needed airing. Yay christmas!

  15. J says:

    Awkward, or funny as hell?

  16. Melisa says:

    That’s awesomely awkward.

  17. Meredith says:

    ooops, open mouth, insert foot.

  18. Jana says:

    No less despicable when the offender is your aunt!

  19. IAmNoOne says:

    I hate Christmas at Dear Abby’s house.

  20. Señor_Citizen says:

    Amusing little anecdote. Thanks for sharing. You made my day.
    Signed,
    Charles (the FIRST husband)

  21. MarcsNymph says:

    Your mom is AWESOME!

  22. Fleabitten says:

    Hence the reason this family should really be celebrating Festivus instead of Christmas.

  23. MomToOne says:

    And Merry Christmas to All that year.

  24. Sara says:

    I like how the aunt says it as if what she did was OK. Good for the mom to tell it like it is.

  25. Annie says:

    I think that’s why the mom told the story in the first place.

  26. Julie says:

    Geez – that would just about describe every marriage in my family… :(

  27. cirquedaddy says:

    all thats missing is a compound bow. Whoo Ha.

  28. Hayley says:

    Yeah, the mom probably didn’t even remember who it was…thank you aunty for jogging her memory.

  29. heather says:

    “Who did you think I was talking about?” says Mom as she sips her eggnog.

  30. J says:

    Well tell us how you really feel mom

  31. J says:

    Oops, lol!

  32. eze says:

    She was probably talking about her Aunt, which just makes it that more awkward…….priceless

    • Merv says:

      I was going to say this too. And I have to side with mom on this one: aunt sounds like an awful person.

      • Snowrider says:

        Have you walked in her shoes?

      • ljdarten says:

        That might be going a bit too far. she did something awful, but that doesn’t necessarily make her an awful person.

        And there isn’t enough information to make that strong of a judgment, maybe he was severely abusing her and it took finding someone who she thought could protect her to leave him. Who knows.

        I do wonder about someone in this situation who would speak up though. Sounds like someone with no guilt.

        • juliet says:

          I think mummy sounds rather horrid for ranting like that at the dinner table.
          opionionated rantings are not good manners at such occasions.
          awkward, long, drawn out, painful, POUNDING silences are far preferable

  33. Exile says:

    To which mom replied, “You got a point?”

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