Saturday, April 7, 2007

Family Night

We spent the evening with the in-laws tonight. My husband has 4 sisters, 2 older and 2 younger. I love all of them for different reasons, but I consider myself closest to the 2 that live near us (we see them more often). Anyway, it’s always fun to get together with them. They are both very laid back, and his older sister is very sarcastic. She says what most people think, but not in a rude way, just, well, sarcastic.

I love to watch the dynamics of his family, the way they interact with each other, especially with his mom. My husband is very laid back himself, but when he gets together with his sisters, he becomes a kid again. I’m not saying that in a bad way. I think it’s great. There are 9 years between the oldest and youngest, so they are all very close to each other. My family, on the other hand, spans 14 ¾ years between me (the oldest) and my brother (the youngest). There are 6 years between my sister and I. I’m not saying we aren’t close, but the dynamics of my family are completely different than TJ’s. It’s strange, but sometimes I feel like I am watching them as a third party. They laugh and tell silly jokes, and pick on each other the way siblings do. Anyway, as usual, we had a fun time.

Truthfully, I’m surprised there wasn’t at least one person wearing any food when we left. There is almost always a food fight of some sort, but perhaps since not everyone was feeling well, the “party crashers” weren’t up to having to clean a bunch of food off the floor. Oh wait, my kids were there. Never mind, they’ll be cleaning a bunch of food off the floor!