My sister and I have always been very different. Growing up, she was your stereotypical nerdy/geeky girl. Very into sci-fi/fantasy, video games, etc. She bonded a lot with my parents over it, because they are the same.
I always felt kind of "different" from the others because I'm not very "geeky" and while I did my best to fit in (Star Wars movies, Harry Potter, etc), I took my first opportunity to leave the area for school. I went to FIT and got a degree in fashion design. I always loved making my own clothes. To frame it one way... I made my prom dress from my own pattern, and my family smiled politely. My sister threw together a Harry Potter costume and the picture is hanging on the walls.
Well, sis had kids a while back. I sent polite gifts, including a quilt to be handed down. Sis received them warmly, but I found out she doesn't use the quilt because the room is "Harry Potter" themed.
Due to COVID, I ended up moving back closer to home into a condo I'd been renting out (tenan... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter (16f) has been refusing to interact with her aunt(my sister). Aunt, who I’ll call Helen, comes over every Monday and Thursday to bring dinner and catch up with the family. My husband and I enjoy her company and it’s nice to have meals already made for two out of seven days.
My daughter, who I’ll call Amy, has been avoiding her aunt like she’s the plague. On Mondays and Thursdays Amy goes to either her friend’s or BF’s house. She leaves at around 10:00am and won’t come home until 10:30. We know that Amy isn’t doing anything bad because she’ll always tell us the night where she’s going, and will always come home before her curfew. I also have a tracker (which she knows about) on her phone so I know where she is. Amy has been doing this since the beginning on July.
Recently Helen has noticed that Amy is never home when she’s over. Helen loves Amy and really wants to spend time with her, but Amy refuses. On Thursday, after she came home and Helen left, I asked Amy why she k... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm an adult now, (24F) don't live with my parents.
I have a pretty complicated relationship with my mother. She is an artist, but didn't have much recognition. Her paintings are generally brilliant but the art world is an incredibly sexist and classist arena - hence she never really got the formal recognition she wanted until right now (when there's conversations about gender and class in art and things are opening up). Complications were primarily due to the fact that she was excessively critical of everything I did - it led to some distance pretty early on. My mother couldn't bear to be interrupted when she was painting so she usually fobbed me off to my aunt who was going to university at the time. My dad couldn't keep me because he had to sustain our household as well as my mom's career.
As I grew up, I realized that my mother is what she is and nothing can change that. When I gave up that illusion of control, my relationship with her improved drastically. I simply stopped ex... keep reading on reddit ➡
I mean what the fuck he’s 14 and decided to come out about being gay and my bitch ass homophobic fuck of an aunt gets a motherfucking get well soon card!
My aunt and cousin are staying with my family for a little while. I have asthma, and I take pills for it every night.
Yesterday morning my cousin came up to me and asked if I could stop taking my pills because it triggers her. Anyone else in the world, I would’ve said no. But my cousin is a recovering drug addict, so I said I can take it in another room but I still have to take it. She got mad but left me alone.
Night came when I was supposed to take my meds, I leave my meds on my desk so I know where it is. I went to my desk to grab it and it was gone. I asked everyone in my house if they had taken it, and they said no.
I had this feeling in my gut, like I already knew what happened. I went into the room my aunt and cousin were staying in, and started searching. Looked in the bedside table. There they were, my meds. My aunt walked in right as I was going to take them, and started screaming at me about going into ‘her’ room. (Last i check this was still my parents house)
She grabb... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (14F), used to be one of three kids, the youngest. However, my older siblings were in a car accident last year, just a few days before my birthday. It was the worst time of my life. We were all really close.
My parents were already fosters, which was great. I get that kids need emergency homes, and this was a stop on them finding their forever home. Its been a bit scary, since some of the older boys have made comments about me and my older brother isnt here to protect me anymore, but I just ignore it and stay in my room with the door locked for the few days until theyre gone.
None of us knew this, but apparently even before the accident, my parents were planning on adopting a kid, since we have a large house and they make good money, and since they were already registered as fosters, it was super easy to get registered for adoption. A few days ago, a social worker came by to do the house check, and asked me what I thought about having siblings.
I'll admit, I blew up at her. She... keep reading on reddit ➡
I(19f) used to be the skinniest in the family, and my BMI was also really low(15). It was really hard growing up because my family members would feed me everything to make me gain weight, but that wasn’t working. They would also make fun of my weight and call me a stick. My mental health deteriorated cause they were putting me down every single time we meet. I used to skip/ wear a hoodie to cover my bony arms and would wear baggy pants to cover my ‘stick’ legs.
After years and years of trying to find the best diet, I finally came across the perfect diet for my body. And I’m really proud of myself for putting on weight(my BMI is 21 now) and can finally enjoy the curves I’ve always wanted. So my relatives came over on Friday for some prayers, and they noticed that I have put on weight. My uncles and aunts were shocked, and straight-up called me fat. They were like “OMG OP you’re getting fat, you should control your calories intake”. I was pissed I mean who wouldn’t be, but I decided to... keep reading on reddit ➡
First of I'd like to say thanks to everyone who gave their suggestions and well wishes, unfortunately I didn't get to read everybody's comments as there are too many but thanks to everyone anyway.
Now onto the update. I gave my mother a few days to calm herself down before speaking to her again, she eventually came around. She recognises that it's not optimal for my son to stay with her and that he would be better with my aunt. She knows that my brother is a slob and is giving him a good kick up the arse to get his life together and shit. I have spoken with a lawyer who has helped me with a lot of things including getting my son legally adopted by my aunt and her husband. He will still be staying with me until i... pass As a lot of you suggested I made recordings and videos of myself giving him advice for his milestones. For example: when he looses his first tooth, turning the ages 10, 13, 16, 18, 21, his first girlfriend(or boyfriend if he likes, I've made a video in case he is in an... keep reading on reddit ➡
Now I don’t go around wishing ill on people, especially kinfolk, but in this case you got what you deserved. How long have the WORLD’s top doctors and scientists been telling you to wear a mask and practice social distancing? That this virus is very contagious? That it can kill you?
I’m sorry but ya’ll played with fire and got burned. Pure and simple. But what really pisses me off is that their selfishness now puts other people at risk. And now they are in the hospital taking up bed space. I almost feel like they don’t deserve it. They cut off their noses to spite their faces. They said this virus was a HOAX. They MADE FUN of people wearing masks. Now they expect to be waited on hand and foot by the hospital staff and have made no apology, no back-track, just wallowing in their own self-pity and saying “we didn’t know it would happen to us, we didn’t think it was that bad, we didn’t believe...”
Fuck. You. And. Everyone. With. Your. Dumbass. Mentality.
And yes, we are from Florida.
First of all, my HA (horrible aunt) is one of 10 children my grandmother had. They were all born dirt poor, but everyone found a way to make it through and live nice lives. The majority moved to the "big city".
Except for HA. She never even finished elementary school out of laziness, and she stayed in my grandparents house, living off of her siblings' money (which was intended for taking care of my grandparents, taking care of the house and supplying a little store my mom opened there, all of which HA never did).
(I had to cut out the part where she abused my sister and I throughout our childhood for length)
HA had a kid at 46. She seduced some poor guy so she would get pregnant, because she wanted someone to take care of her. The kid's father was never on the picture, because HA didn't want to. And it was my family's job to provide even more money for the kid.
Now, a few weeks ago, my NA's (nice aunt) family and mine went to my grandparents house for a vacation. Long story short,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Names have been changed for reasons. Obvi.
Aunt Bea is my Uncle Bill’s (Mom’s Brothers) Wife. Some background about her:
• She and my Uncle got married young; cause she got knocked up. A majority of the family thinks she trapped him but they don’t like to talk about it. Aunt & Uncle went on to have 3 kids in total: 2 boys and a girl.
• After Baby # 2 was born, Uncle Bill said no more kids (cause they really couldn’t afford it) and Aunt Bea had to find a job or go to nursing school like she had promised she would after Baby #1. Aunt Bea didn’t want to do either of those things so she thought she’d pull another fast one by getting pregnant with baby # 3. She thought she could force my Uncle into letting her be a SAHM. She was wrong.
• When I got older I was told that Uncle Bill was so pissed at Aunt Bea that he got a vasectomy during her final pregnancy and didn’t tell her until much later.* 😏
Aunt Bea is, in my opinion, a hypocritical uppity Bitch. No one in my family p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (20F) and my little sis (7F) lost our parents six years ago in an accident. Our grandparents took care of us after that, but they've always been kind of uncaring from the start. My uncle (35M) was the one who was actually there for us when we had nobody. He's been the older brother/father figure in our lives. My sis loves him to death, and he really cares about us unlike everyone else.
Two weeks ago, my uncle invited us to come stay with him for a few days. My aunt has never liked us, and she always complains or makes rude remarks about how we orphans should be grateful that she's letting my uncle buy things for us, or how I should be grateful I'm a young girl because that's the only reason he's helping us etc.
A few days ago, my sis accidentally dropped the T.V remote and it stopped working. Honestly, it was in a bad shape already and it was really old, but my aunt blamed it on her. She went on a huge rant about how we were ruining her house, and how we were being ungrateful. Sh... keep reading on reddit ➡
We have a lake house and my bedroom is upstairs, as well as my aunts who is directly across from mine. Since i’ve been away at college my aunt has decided to let all of the stray cats in the house, which has now totaled up to 15 CATS living there. Now I have asthma, which makes the idea of 15 cats in one house pretty unbearable for me. I have to use my inhaler multiple times throughout the day and night because these cats are constantly sleeping in my room. Herself and my grandma refuse to get rid of any of the cats because they are attached to all of them, so I now have to sleep in the guest bedroom since no cats are allowed in there.
I’m getting tired of this guest bedroom considering my actual room is a lot bigger, and so I started closing my door so the cats won’t get in there and can get around to cleaning it of all the cat hair.
My mom has washed the sheets and vacuumed in there 3 times now because my aunt keeps opening my bedroom door and letting the cats in. I finally caught... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was kicked out. They both wanted nothing to do with me, they didnt even come to see me after i overdosed twice,my aunt(mothers sister) took me in because she is fine with bisexuals as is my girl cousin but they not telling the family for religious reasons. So last week monday she sits me down and tells me my parents are divorcing because my scumbag dad had an affair with a dude from work!! I was speechless, its why he kicked me out because he was holy and christian and us bisexuals are a mistake and i choose to want to be this way. These were his exact words when i was packing up to leave. We all are shocked to the bone that i started crying. They went as far as to cut ties with my aunt but my mom still serectly phones and the news broke so wed know about it eventually. It proved it runs in my dna and there is nothing wrong with been bisexual at all,but been a good hypocrate he is he didnt see it that fucking way now did he? I could easily been accepted as we both bisexual but he cho... keep reading on reddit ➡
I got custody of my niece (6) and my nephew (7) a few months ago before Quarantine happened from the death of their parents before you start asking. And my family has mixed feelings on this so I'm getting your opinions, but I'm sure I made up my mind.
My cousin was diagnosed with Anti-Social Personality Disorder, what people call Psychopathy or Sociopathy, when he was in prison for assault with a deadly weapon five years ago and had to pay a fine. His ASPD Diagnoses makes a lot of sense to me because when he was younger her enjoyed torturing animals and was the basically the 'text-book serial killer in the making.' When we were younger, he put a camera in my bathroom that my twin brother found before I went in there, he tried to smother me, his little sister, and attempted to kill our family dog. My cousin's sister (we'll call her Julia's) mother refused to take the fact that he attempted to kill us seriously and I was too scared to file a police report after all this. I was relieved... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throwaway and on mobile.
Background: My aunt and uncle have always sheltered and spoiled their kids... They have 4 kids total, 21M, 19F, 14F, and 8F. this is their current age.
Growing up, they always cried and were very socially awkward. They were always put on a pedestal by their parents. When we were younger, every Christmas, my aunt and uncle would bring their kids 50 gifts to the family Christmas party & not bring any for the other kids. We celebrate the Christmas party on the 24th, so you can spend Christmas with your family. So I don’t understand why they would bring all those gifts for their kids only, knowing 12 other kids will be there too... All the kids usually get an even amount of toys so no one feels left out. My aunt and uncle could’ve left all those gifts at home to open on Christmas day...
Anyways, fasting forward, I don’t really harbor any hatred for my cousins or anything. I kind of feel bad for them... I think their parents sheltered them way too much. O... keep reading on reddit ➡
When I was around 6F my mom married my step dad (my parents were never married when they had me and have always been on good terms). My step dad had 2 kids of his own who were 9F and 7M at the time, my custody was pretty straight forward and id spend 1 month at my dad's and 1 month at my mom's while they were every 3 weeks at each house. So for 3 weeks every other month id live with them and then every other time I wouldn't. Things at first were not good, my step brother was a very rough kid and I hated playing with him cause he'd break everything and was just mean and aggressive. My step sister wasn't like that but she was just a flat out bitch, she didn't want "a kid" around and wanted nothing to do with me.
So yeah at first things didn't blend well and it didn't change as we all went into middle/high school if anything it got worse. I won't lie I was no saint either in that time but it just wasn't good, I remember my step sister constantly talking down everything I wear when she wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (21m) have a son who just turned 1, his mum who was my girlfriend died in labour along with the other baby she was carrying. I was diagnosed with terminal cancer 3 months ago and I don't have very long left (two months at most) I have accepted that I'm going to die but now I have to think about what's best for my son.
I had to decide who my boy would go to and I thought my mother(55) naturally but then I started to think of her situation as my older(29) lives with her along with his 5 kids all aged under 5 and I decided not to as mum works and my brother tbh isn't really raising his kids, more dragging them up and can be neglectful. I wasn't going to put my son in that environment as I want someone to actually care for him. So I then thought of my aunt(33) on my dads side. she is a good mother and her husband a good father to their 3 girls and I know they could provide for my son. I asked them and they agreed.
My mother however found out that I wasn't leaving my son with her and sh... keep reading on reddit ➡
Context : I am a 13 year old student who plays games and this the story how my Aunt hit me on the head with a cricket bat for playing games .
Characters - Me- Me EA - Entitled Aunt NU - Nice Uncle Mom - Mom
Disclaimer : i am on phone so formatting might be bad . Also English is not my native language so do correct me in the comments . Onto the story - So this happened before lockdown but my school was already closed and we were transferred into the next grade as only 4 subject exams were left . I was having a type of mini vacation before online schooling started like 14 days after the break started and for a gamer those 14 days of free time were a blessing from the gods .
So I was just playing Valorant and all of a sudden EA and NU visit us . I didn't think much of it and stayed in my room . As I was playing EA enters the room , I take off my headphones and say hi . She started yelling how I was wasting my life away and how she wish I didn't exist . Yeah she didn't like me , she... keep reading on reddit ➡
This story is about my Aunt, Angela Matos, who’s murder still is unsolved. She went missing 14 days after I was born so I never got the chance to meet her.
My Mom thinks my uncle is the one responsible for her murder and he’s her brother. What they don’t say In this article is that my aunt and uncle were going through a divorce and she was out and about sleeping around and having fun. Including with his friends.
My uncle had been caught for selling coke previously in that past and had gone to jail. I have a feeling he was picking it back up again, and not only did she not want her children around that so maybe she made some sort of threat, but he was also upset she was sleeping with his friends.
The case is still unsolved and I’ve always had the thought in the back of my head to have someone reopen the case and figure it out. My uncle is now married to someone who is around 26 and has 4 more children with her, but she’s cheating on him and who knows what could come from that. I f... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened a couple days ago, and all I wish was I done it sooner.
The story starts at my parents wedding. Cracking night etc, but the following morning I comfort my sister crying. She ends up telling me my Aunt's BF slept with our god-sister at the wedding night. My immediate response is, well gotta tell her, it's what I'd want if it was me. I go talk about it with my parents who know, and dad says it's not his business (he's a very "too himself" type of guy, don't want to get involved) but I plead with my mother saying it's her sister, it should come from her. She tells me not to and if I do "I'll disown you and never talk to you in my life.".
We then found out she was pregnant with his kid, another nail in telling her coffin. So I keep my mouth shut. This is my first fuck up, as I myself am very unconcerned about what others think, as long as I believe truly, I'm doing the right thing.
I vent about it to my SO and explain what my mum said etc, she understand but still think... keep reading on reddit ➡
Context: My aunt gave birth 2 weeks ago and, ever since, she's been living at our place because her husband is away with work and she needs help taking care of her three children (5, 3 and the newborn). I (19) have a 17 year old brother. He is very shy, quiet and mostly keeps to himself. It took us the better part of a year to convince him to go to therapy in order to deal with his anxiety and repressed emotions, and, ever since he found a therapist he gets along with, he's been doing so much better. Our extended family knows about this but doesn't bring it up much, if at all.
The other day, my parents were both at work, so me and my brother were taking care of the oldest kids while my aunt was fixing the youngest his bottle. My 3 year old cousin started yelling the intro to a cartoon in a very high pitched voice, and my brother chuckled. This seemed to set my aunt off for some reason.
She was only a few feet away, but she started yelling "What, do you think you were any different?... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m not a good storyteller so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet... Last week, my family and I (24M) put my twin brother to rest. He crashed his motorcycle, and the EMTs weren’t able to arrive in time to save him. It’s been a lot to deal with since we were making plans to hang out now that restaurants and bars have begun opening back up.
The funeral was a pretty small family gathering. Two of my brother’s friends came and offered their sympathy, which was nice. Our mom was inconsolable. Dad did his best to comfort her. I stepped out for a minute to have a cigarette before the service, trying to decide what I wanted to say about my brother. My aunt (55F) came out to say hi, then brought up how awful she feels for my parents, having to bury their own son.
I nodded and started to say something, but then she was like, “Do you think it’s really appropriate for you to be here?”
I was so confused like uhhhh that’s my fucking BROTHER. I didn’t say that yet, just stared at her like she mu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone. This is going to be pretty short.
My aunt like most people have been on twitter and seen that Karen’s are trying to cancel adult swim because it’s “not kid friendly” ye okay.
I’m 18 approaching 19 and my aunt is very religious.
Yesterday I sat down after a long day of working (corona really made me fat) and I turn on adult swim to watch my shows. My aunt comes in and starts getting annoyed that I’m 18 and watching cartoons. Then the show ends and she sees the adult swim logo and the narrator saying the name.
Here’s what happened next.
A: you do know that show is very bad for you
M: (knowing what’s going on and knowing what she’s about to say) oh yeah how
A: we I’ve seen on twitter how there was those witches and the baby.
M: it’s not meant for kids if that’s what you’re implying.
A: I’m going to tell your mother that you watch this satanic show.
M: sure A you do that
My mum doesn’t really give a crap. So she will defend me. But yeah my au... keep reading on reddit ➡
So just as the title states my aunt wants power of attorney to my mom, her sister. My aunt is very entitled has been since I was little, and raised her daughter to be the same. My mom has Parkinson's and currently, my (34f) wife and I (34f) live with her to take care of her.
A little backstory, my aunt needs to be the hero and be in control. I.E. she will give you money you need then believes she is entitled to run your life. She's done it to my brother and to my mom and dad when I was little. Her and I have never really gotten along especially since my dad's funeral. She got up to give a speech about my dad, she gushed about how proud my dad would have been of my brother. He has a wife and two amazing kids whom I adore. Then deadpan and dead stared at me said, "and OP I'm sure you'll find your way." I was flighty in my younger years but was in college when he got sick. I dropped everything INCLUDING my now wife. I couldn't give her what she needed at the time and she waited so patien... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened last year when my reasonable uncle(mom's brother), entitled aunt and cousin (10 years old) came to our house. I don't really like interacting with them much since I know what they are like, so I just greeted them and then holed up into my room. I decided to play some games on my laptop to pass the time but then my EC barged into my room, EA followed shortly. This conversation soon follows:
EC: HEY, LET ME PLAY! (irritating child shout)
Me: Quiet down, and I have no games for kids here.
EA: Oh, come on. Let him play. I bet he's better than you and you just don't want him beating you.
Me: I really don't have anything for kids here. I don't even have multiplayer. Our desktop was sold long ago, that has games for kids.
EC: No! You're lying! Let me play!
Me: I told you 'NO!' The games here are not for you.
EA: Then let me see your games.
I opened my laptop, and then showed the game shortcuts on my desktop.
EA: See!? You have one!
Me: No, that's not for kids. It just... keep reading on reddit ➡
This story takes place when I was about 8/9 at the time. My mom, sister, and I were visiting my aunt and my older cousin (OC) by about a year (this is fairly important) for Christmas and staying there for a couple of weeks.
My cousin was also celebrating her birthday a little after Christmas and so we saved some of her gifts for that party since it would be easier. After we had eaten the cupcakes and sang happy birthday it was time for her to open her gifts, so my mom brought them out for her.
She opens a gift and it was an Equestria girl singing pinkie pie doll, since we all enjoyed that series and it was her favorite character. She opens the next and it was the exact same doll that was meant to be given to me for Christmas but got mixed up in there somehow.
My mom goes up to her and says "Sorry honey, that one wasn't meant for you, we just put the wrong toy in your pile of presents" OC gives the toy back. My cousin was completely fine with it but that's when ET (entitled aunt)... keep reading on reddit ➡
Okay, I know the title is kind of weird, but I didn’t know how else to put it. Sorry if my words are a little jumbled, I’m kind of freaking out about this at the moment (throwaway because I don’t know if any of my aunt’s friends use reddit)
I’m currently out of work because of restrictions (server in a town that only allows take-out/delivery right now), and I’ve been taking on odd jobs. I’m in an okay position, so I’m just trying to get a little extra for just in case. My aunt knows this, and she (bless her heart) decided to try to help me. I thought she meant looking in her town’s job ads or asking around at her work, so you all can probably guess why I was extremely confused when I got home from camping to a ton of emails from aunt’s friends and relatives about baby blankets.
For background: I’ve been crocheting and knitting since I was a little girl, and when aunt’s two children were born I made them both baby blankets as baby shower gifts. These blankets were about 4ft x 5ft (... keep reading on reddit ➡
Neither me nor my wife do anything to make my get anti-religion, we simply never talk to them about it or much at all. So this was just her thought processes.
This is not my story but my friends who has asked me to post it here because her account is too new She is shaven turtle and I’ll get her to comment below for if you anyone would like to message her :))
So this happened when I was a teenager but I still think about it and when I found this subreddit I just had to post
So when I was 17 I got pregnant and the father didn’t want anything to do with it which was fine as we weren’t even dating. I intended on putting the baby up for adoption because I wasn’t ready for a child and I’m sure there is lovely people out there that could love and care and provide for my baby.
However my aunt who already had six children 5 boys and 1 girl for some crazy reason automatically believed the child would be hers once I gave birth???! ( she was also a terrible mother so there’s no way my child was going to her) I asked my parents if they had told her this or anything and they had no idea, all they had told her is that I was pregnant and was goin... keep reading on reddit ➡
My (16f) aunt (33f) lives with my family. She has me drive her around, and refuses to sit in the front passenger seat because she wants to act like it’s a taxi/chauffeur situation, which is shitty of her, but I haven’t said anything.
The other day we were driving through a restaurant drive through, and it was packed. The parking lot was full. My aunt got out of the car while we were in the drive through, and I asked what the fuck she was doing. She told me she was “getting claustrophobic”, and I told her to stay in the car so she doesn’t get hit by another car. (My reasoning for saying this is she wanted to walk close to the actual road to smoke, where traffic’s busy. y’know; normal road.)
She ignored me and got out anyway, so when I pulled up to the drive through window, I got out and put child lock on the back doors. I did this because my aunt has done this several times before, has almost gotten hit when she does it, and once had her foot run over by a car because she does it. (Wh... keep reading on reddit ➡
On mobile so bear with me for formatting.
Bit of background, grandpa is going downhill fast and he owns a pretty decent amount of guns and my aunt, who is a control freak, has been spending a lot of time with my grandparents at their house.
So not too long ago, grandpa goes to the hospital again. My aunt has the idea to clean the house and sort things and plan what will happen to them when my grandparents inevitably move. One of the items that came up was my grandfathers guns. Her idea for them was that she’ll turn them in at the next buyback for about $50 each in gift cards. I object to this but most of my family members just want me to leave it so as to not cause more family drama than there has to be. My issue with this is that they mean a lot to my grandpa and are worth more than $700 in gift cards. Especially since my aunt doesn’t need the money and just plans to use the cards as future Christmas gifts.
Last week, my grandma pulls me aside and basically says “you appreciate... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am an avid crocheter, and I normally make baby blankets or toys for people in my life when they have kids. I enjoy it, and it helps me relax after work. Not long ago, I decided to make a complicated afghan for an charity silent auction because I really like what they do and with their current situation they have had to cancel most of their fundraising events.
My problem comes here: My aunt has decided that I should give her this blanket for a baby shower that's she's throwing for a coworker, and told this coworker that it was a done deal already. Apparently she's very excited about using this blanket (which I made for a charity auction remember) as a decoration in her nursery.
This blanket took me three months to make, two thousand yards of various yarns, and a lot of frustration. It's promised to the silent auction and I will not break that promise. My aunt has instead told me to "just make another" since she's already promised it to her coworker. For free, because she's family I... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ann Dowd is doing a great job as Aunt Lydia but I can't help but think of Kathy Bates in this role
Edit: I never said Kathy Bates was better than Ann Dowd. Both of these actresses are great. I enjoy them both
Edit 2: We can all have opposing opinions but please be respectful
TL/DR Recipe at the bottom
Recently, I was able to visit my mom who is in her seventies. We made a wonderful supper together and as she was making the gravy she said, "Well, Aunt Desper made the gravy tonight." I was like, "What?"
I'm in my forties and had never heard of Aunt Desper.
My mom said that the gravy was really thick, so Aunt Desper must have made it.
Me: confused look continues
Mom went on to explain that growing up, her mom would always blame really thick gravy on "Aunt Desper" as a joke. There was no real Aunt Desper. They were dirt farmers, but also, Grandma raised chickens to sell eggs and to butcher to sell for meat. So, they had chicken twice a day, everyday. Fried or baked. Noon and night (breakfast was---you guessed it---EGGS).
So, she made gravy twice a day as well, so statistically she was going to have some bad batches of gravy. :-)
I think my mom has been nostalgic and thinking more of her childhood especially since the quarantine and... keep reading on reddit ➡
I(13f) live with my aunt aftmy parents abandoned me and my sister. My sister had to stay with our uncle and I had to stay with my aunt.
My sister was my best friend and now I have no way of contacting her since I don’t have a phone and don’t know her new number. My aunt was never nice to me and I wasn’t able to go to my sister for comfort. This makes me cry sometimes and whenever my aunt hears me crying she ends up beating me.
I’m always left with brushes on my arms and face which she makes me cover up with long sleeve shirts and makeup whenever we go out in public. I absolutely hate my current situation and I don’t know what to do about it since I’m out of school for the summer and can’t tell my guidance counselor. I need advice
Edit:I FOUND MY SISTER
Hey guys, remember my friend Mike and his crazy aunt who ruined her life in a few seconds. We'll he made a reddit account and wanted to post more stories about his aunt but his account isn't old enough so he wants me to post his story on my account so here it is.
Everything is from his perspective.
If you don't know about my aunt. She is basically what an anti vaxx, racist, sexcist, flat earther, anti gamer could walk or talk. Now she has 2 children, Carl and Susie and they had to sit through hell and back while not getting burned (also congrats to Susie for getting married last week yay!) My aunt wouldn't get them vaccinations and yet they survived and for days she kept saying "See Carl and Susie are doing just fine without vaccines" even though they commonly get sick and would miss school
The story takes place a year from now. My aunt was pregnant and was ready to go into labour and of course she didn't want to get the baby vaccinations. So we were all sitting in the hospita... keep reading on reddit ➡