This is the last of the Clutter Guilt Conversations for now. Watch them at your in-laws’ house and maybe you’ll avoid having to actually go through these situations in real life!
FYI, I’m taking the rest of Thanksgiving week off from posting on the blog. Watch for a Black Friday sale on my e-books, but let’s just spend this week enjoying our families!
Clutter Avoidance Conversation – The “You’re so funny!!” Method
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Them: Welcome, Welcome!!! I’m so glad you’re here sweetie pie!! (Goes in for a kiss on the cheek)
Me: (Wiping off cheek) Oh, it’s so good to see you too!!
Them: Before I forget, look what I found yesterday? Monopoly!!! Now, it’s missing about half the pieces and I think the dog must have chewed up one of the corners of the board, but I thought to myself, “Self, you know who would like this? NONY! That’s who!”
Them: (confused) haha
Me: Ha! Ohhhhh. Let me get this crockpot plugged in! It is SO good to see you!
(Later . . . )
Them: You know, I have such great memories of you and your cousins playing Monopoly every Christmas for hours and hours! We’d listen to y’all from the kitchen and giggle. Every single year, you’d get so mad and start crying and say you hated this game and you weren’t going to be their cousin anymore! Hahaha!!
Me: (good memories kind of laughing) Hahaha. Ahhh.
(Getting ready to leave)
Me: Thanks so much for hosting this year! I’m stuffed and we had so much fun!!
Them: Oh, don’t forget about the Monopoly game!
Me: hahaha!!! Oh you!!I hope we get to see you soon!!! It’s been so fun! (Turn and leave. Without the Monopoly.)