Family reunions are odd. All of your family, consisting mostly of those you haven’t seen or spoken to since you were 5, is invited to one location to “catch up” — which is code for “argue about world events and politics.”
WuMo by Wulff & Morgenthaler
Some family members REALLY don’t want to come. They’re the ones no one has heard from since that one family incident on vacation.
Cornered by Mike Baldwin
Family reunions probably pain your spouse more than anyone else. YOU don’t even know some of these people — and your partner keeps getting asked, “Now, whose son are you?!” You can’t blame them for trying to get out of it …
F Minus by Tony Carrillo
Family reunions can also get loud. We all have those uncles and cousins who laugh and “discuss” louder than you thought possible. And if a fight breaks out … good luck.
Brevity by Dan Thompson
The schedule for the five-year, 10-year, 15-year and so on is always the same: Arrive, eat, talk, eat, sweat, eat, look at phone, eat, try to leave, eat, actually leave.
Cathy by Cathy Guisewite
Everyone has varying feelings about family. Some families are really close, others couldn’t be more disconnected. If you don’t have a great family — consider your friends. Appreciate the friends that are like family. They don’t have to be your friend. They want to be.
And if you’re heading to a family reunion this summer — good luck, and enjoy it. At the very least, you’ll have great stories.