Spending time with family always brings out the best and the worst in me. Can you relate? I’m sure you can.

I’m not naming any names here, but I just want to mention that GUYS can be divas just as well as we GALS. Oh my.

So if you have written a book about how to deal with divas, then it would be obvious that you (meaning MOI) can’t just sit by and take the diva attitude from a family member (or anyone for that matter). You have to act. Of course, handling family can be tricky. Firstly, they probably have something on you from your youth that they trot out whenever you’re about to call them on something that they need to called on.

You know what I say to that tactic? SO WHAT!

There comes a time when the diva (me in this narrative) has to put on the big girl panties and tell it like it is.

Telling a family member that they have been rude, crossed the line, having acted like a 5 year old and you still love them is a reeeeeeally fine line to walk. But it can be done.

It’s was an exhausting weekend, but I survived. And you know what, we always do.

Postscript:  I wonder how Thanksgiving is going to be this year?