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EZMONEY
10-21-2008, 11:19 PM
I was watching a re-run of That 70's Show tonight, then a Everybody Loves Raymond. It got me thinking to how close my family resembles some of the characters.

What is your family like...Happy Days....or does it need Home Improvement ;)

MULTIPLE CHOICES are allowed!


Operator265
10-21-2008, 11:58 PM
I have a 20 yr old and a 15 yr old living with me(we are all chicks, PMS and all). More like a horror theme going on here. Maybe Dark Shadows.

zeffryn
10-22-2008, 12:07 AM
Hrm...I'm not familiar with the characters in any of those shows....am I really that out of touch?


lizziep
10-22-2008, 01:00 AM
heh- growing up my family was most like Roseanne.

My hubby and I are kinda like Ray and Debra- except instead of golf he plays WOW and - we don't have any kids.

HVEECK
10-22-2008, 01:10 AM
LOL, growing up my family was exactly like roseanne except that my mom and dad were divorced. now, i'd say we are more like everybody loves raymond. still a little of roseanne too :)

aphil
10-22-2008, 08:31 AM
We are a real life version of Everybody Loves Raymond.

We have a Marie-the MIL who tried to tell everyone how to do everything, great at guilt trips and pitting siblings against one another, thinks that she is the only one in the world who can cook anything...

We have the Frank-the FIL who always has a smart-___ comment about everything and everyone...

We have TWO sets of the Raymond/Robert sibling rivalry. Me, with my younger brother, and my husband and his younger sister.

I am the "Debra" to my MIL, the Marie. Boy I could tell you some stories!

zeffryn
10-22-2008, 09:11 AM
Ok, with Aphil's description of Marie from Everybody Loves Raymond, I would have to say my MIL is exactly the same.

Is this a pre-requisite to be a mother in law? She must have gotten some sort of mother-in-law education, she is a freakin' pro.

ronni62
10-22-2008, 09:13 AM
Growing up we definitely were like All in the Family-my dad even looks like Archie Bunker! And, my sis and I were the 'good little girls' who eventually went and rebelled and got married to 'unsuitable' men-:lol:

Now, my DH is definitely the Tim Taylor type-always modifying and inventing and he's sooo into cars and racing! I'm also like Jill and totally outnumbered by the testosterone-carrying members of the family. Now, if I only had her quick wit to be able to keep DH in his place;)

ronni62
10-22-2008, 09:17 AM
Ok, with Aphil's description of Marie from Everybody Loves Raymond, I would have to say my MIL is exactly the same.

Is this a pre-requisite to be a mother in law? She must have gotten some sort of mother-in-law education, she is a freakin' pro.

:rofl: I think while we were in those pre-marriage classes, they have secret mil classes to learn how to be that way!

zeffryn
10-22-2008, 09:28 AM
:rofl: I think while we were in those pre-marriage classes, they have secret mil classes to learn how to be that way!

It has to be something....everyone I talk to has the same experiences, while at the same time thinking that their mother is completely innocent....

Ask my DH ;)

futuresize6
10-22-2008, 09:49 AM
I used to like my mother in law alot, years ago, then things got steadily worse and worse, now "tolerate" is the word I use to descibe my relationship withher. But I have no relationship with my own family so I have no warm spot for my mom as well.(sorry, hope not TMI)
"Respect and Boundaries" are the words that need to be reinforced with MOST MILs. My husband is the only boy and the oldest so he walks on water with my MIL as well as the late grandmother. So being married to the baby Jesus is difficult at best sometimes.

bargoo
10-22-2008, 10:13 AM
My MIL makes Marie look like a saint. I said if I am a MIL I will not be like that. I am a MIL and have kept my promise, my DIL often says she doesn't know she has a MIL.

Hat Trick
10-22-2008, 10:15 AM
We're more like Fringe -- strange, quirky, unexplainable, odd and comical -- all rolled into one. I'm Walter. :D

zeffryn
10-22-2008, 11:50 AM
I used to like my mother in law alot, years ago, then things got steadily worse and worse, now "tolerate" is the word I use to descibe my relationship withher. But I have no relationship with my own family so I have no warm spot for my mom as well.(sorry, hope not TMI)
"Respect and Boundaries" are the words that need to be reinforced with MOST MILs. My husband is the only boy and the oldest so he walks on water with my MIL as well as the late grandmother. So being married to the baby Jesus is difficult at best sometimes.

:lol: The baby Jesus part made me crack up.

So, apparently it is something with the mothers of the only boy in the family that has these problems. My MIL treats my DH like he is a saint....

MindiV
10-22-2008, 11:57 AM
I'm going for an option not listed..."Roseanne." But more back woods and gooberiffic...My dad is dating my aunt, if that tells you anything...

Jen415
10-22-2008, 12:09 PM
I'm going for an option not listed..."Roseanne." But more back woods and gooberiffic...My dad is dating my aunt, if that tells you anything...

:o:o:o

zeffryn
10-22-2008, 12:21 PM
I'm going for an option not listed..."Roseanne." But more back woods and gooberiffic...My dad is dating my aunt, if that tells you anything...

I hope you mean your mother's sister....

*crosses fingers*

although...I live in Southern Louisiana...I should get used to this kind of thing...

stacylambert
10-22-2008, 12:28 PM
I'm going to have to go with King of Queens, mostly because they don't have kids. Couple changes...we BOTH like to eat and it's my husband's dad that's the crazy old man!

MindiV
10-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Yes, my mother's sister...they got together a couple of years after my mom died...still weird since she looks JUST like my mom...

So I've got "aunt mom," "cousin sister" and "second cousin nephews"

Operator265
10-22-2008, 12:37 PM
I hope you mean your mother's sister....

*crosses fingers*

although...I live in Southern Louisiana...I should get used to this kind of thing...

Um, yeah!!! My family is out of Arkansas and Georgia. My mind kinda went the same direction.

Glad to hear it is not by "blood" at least.

lizziep
10-22-2008, 12:41 PM
Mindi- haha I was at a family function for my mom's extended family and surprise- there was one of scotts extended family there. apparently she married into my family. still... was a little creepy for me.

luvja
10-22-2008, 12:42 PM
Darn - too bad you didn't include Roseanne.
That show is basically MY family! :lol:

aphil
10-23-2008, 09:01 AM
My mother and her younger sister, and my father and his older brother-married in a double wedding ceremony. Two brothers wed two sisters...however, both sets are divorced now.

My cousin from my aunt/uncle's marriage, genetically speaking, is as close to me biologically as a full sibling would be-because of that. We share the same two sets of grandparents, etc.

So, he is my cousin, but if there were ever a need for a blood marrow transplant, or anything along those lines, we would be just as good of a match as a sibling.

srmb60
10-23-2008, 09:07 AM
My husband has cousins like Aphil's.

Sassy_Chick
10-23-2008, 01:09 PM
What about that old show "Alice" anybody remember that? Growing up was a lot like with a little bit of Roseanne thrown in. Just because my parents divorced, I lived with my mom and I remember the people she worked with were a lot like family to me, like in Alice. Roseanne, well just a lot of how family how they acted and got along, etc..........

In Everybody Loves Raymond, my mil has some "Marie" traits, but all in all, she is a very good mil and I consider myself lucky because I know there are worse ones out there for sure! Infact I sometimes feel closer to her than my very own mother.

All-in-The-Family, Archie reminded me of my grandfather and Edith reminded my husband of his grandmother.

Well there is my little "walk" down "memory lane".....................

Ufi
10-24-2008, 08:52 PM
I have a Jerry Springer show family.

Diva
10-28-2008, 07:48 PM
HA! We are totally "That 70's Show". Jesse is Red (that's even his nick name @ Work), I'm Kitty, and my son is Eric! Only thing missing is the slut daughter! LOL!:lol:

Diva
10-28-2008, 07:57 PM
My mother and her younger sister, and my father and his older brother-married in a double wedding ceremony. Two brothers wed two sisters...however, both sets are divorced now.

My cousin from my aunt/uncle's marriage, genetically speaking, is as close to me biologically as a full sibling would be-because of that. We share the same two sets of grandparents, etc.

So, he is my cousin, but if there were ever a need for a blood marrow transplant, or anything along those lines, we would be just as good of a match as a sibling.

My Mom's younger twin Sisters married brothers. One couple divorced though and she remarried. I dated her new hubbies younger brother for a couple of years. Then when my cousin from the set that didn't divorce got married, I dated his brother for a while too. lol! Did y'all follow that?:dizzy:

Diva
10-28-2008, 08:40 PM
:lol:Well you better get to editing! lol

EZMONEY
10-28-2008, 11:59 PM
done!