All I Got For Christmas Was This Guilt Trip From Grandma

Yours is without doubt the prettiest Christmas card I have ever seen! We appreciate the picture (how you change, when we don’t see you often!) Now you remind me of our sister-in-law D.C., in her younger years! I expect it is the hair style.

And for me, there is no better gift than stamps. I go through them like they were free. (Thankfully, some of them are!)

But it saddens my heart that you and K. have, with a few exceptions, refused to help your mother around the house (specifically dishes!). After fixing a big meal for all of you, she is tired! She has not been well for years, yet no one pitches in to help her out. When does she get a break? The first thing you know, she won’t be around to “do” for everyone, and at that point, I expect there will be a few regrets. Please do me a favor and help her out once in a while when you’re home! You are never a “guest” in the home of your parents.

Love, Grandma

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    • 1.  Lily

      Ouch. I felt the sting of that and she’s not even my grandma…

      December 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    • 2.  Annie

      Maybe you should listen to your grandma….

      December 28, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    • 3.  ohiomom

      Is your mother a mute? Can’t she speak for herself?

      If she’s old enough to be your mother, she’s too old to get her own mother to fight her battles for her. AND you are too old for someone to have to tell you this at all.

      December 28, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    • 4.  EmGusk

      I think Grandma is right…Too many people don’t help their mothers out! Get off of your butt and do something lazies!

      December 28, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    • 5.  Tammy

      Yeah, does qualify for passive/aggressive but—-why the hell is there a need for her to write it??? Grow up grandaughter…………..

      December 29, 2008 at 5:37 am

    • 6.  jane

      very nice letter. and yep, you need to get up off your lazy butt and help out…in fact you should be doing the whole thing and let your mom relax for a change!

      December 29, 2008 at 10:50 am

    • 7.  Steph

      If she’s anything like my grandmother, she doesn’t know how much I actually do around the house. And if my mother EVER asked for help, I would gladly help her. Also, since my grandfather passed, my grandmother has no freakin problem worrying about my mother’s health, yet she calls her to do EVERYTHING for her, which I’m sure helps calm her nerves. There are always two sides to every story, judgers.

      January 9, 2009 at 11:53 am

    • 8.  Monkeyspeaks

      Im with Ohiomom lol. When I lived at home my mother was NEVER short of “get off your ass and [insert task here].” Especially when I felt particularly lazy.

      But I feel your pain. I wasn’t calling my grandparents enough and I got a call from my grandpa randomly that said I was slowly destroying my grandmother and I better start calling at least once a week lol. We email a lot now. She hasn’t said anything too postcard worthy yet though.

      January 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    • 9.  Liza

      Your grandma makes me feel guiltier than my OWN grandma, and that is saying a lot since my grandma is considered the queen of guilt trips! You can tell your grandma that her reprimand has made an impact on me and I promise to always change my sheets on the bed I use when I go to my parents house!

      January 28, 2009 at 2:58 pm

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