Thanksgiving. It’s finally here. Holiday recipes up the wazoo and tons of extremely nosy family members that are all up in your business. But you’re thankful, right?

For us at Orchid Boutique, one of the highlights of our holiday season is our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. We’re talking cheap swimwear up the wazoo. Deals and steals all over the place. Because who doesn’t love bikinis on sale the way we do….am I right? Yes.

Yet, before the big sale, we still need to get through the Thanksgiving holiday. Surviving the day, let alone the meals around the table, might be harsh. Besides the holiday being notoriously hateful toward fitting into your new two-piece swimsuit it can be extra stressful being around family members whom you haven’t seen in a while. Here at Orchid Boutique, we are problem solvers. So let’s talk a few Problem/Solution scenarios that you might face this upcoming holiday.

 

Problem:

The minute your crazy Aunt hugs you and says “We can both be single gals together”…..

Solution: 

 

Kidding. Kind of. Being single rules, by the way, if you didn’t know then please click HERE.

Problem:

Some cousins are talking about their lives and some of them whom you haven’t spoken to in for-ever, are elated over their new jobs, and new relationships, and beautiful apartments and you’re all like:

…..because you remember them when they used to eat paste. And you don’t want to be the grouchy one. Or the dream killer.

Solution:

 

Problem:

Your family keeps bringing up your ex. Or if your family really hates you or doesn’t know a thing about you anymore, it’s “exes”.

Solution: 

Respond that you hope your ex is doing well and that you look forward to your next relationship. Sometimes agreeing with them can be better than that looming fight anyway.

Problem:

“Honey, have you gained weight?”

Solution:

Teaching your dog to do this. On command.

Problem: 

Your favorite side dish that you dream about all year…..is now vegetarian because of your hipster brother. And tastes like chalk.

Solution: 

Write him a note that says “next Christmas you are out of luck because this will never happen again and if you want to feel full this time next year you better:

 

Problem:  

There’s a new addition to your family and as the single, lonely one, you’ve been chosen to babysit.

Solution: 

Remind them of how clumsy you are, and holding babies is out of the question. Not clumsy? Fall a few times. That’ll show them.

Problem:

That relative that hugs too much. And really tightly. And you don’t want to be touched. Not today.

Solution:

Keep refilling their wine glass so that they are the first to get drunk and pass out on the couch, never to hug that tight again.

Holidays are tough. We know. Just remember if none of these work….it’s only a day. Be thankful you have family to spend it with.

Happy Holidays, everyone.

 

mayra

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