The per­fect sug­ges­tion for fam­i­lies who tend to split at hol­i­day-time

The China Post - - TV & COMICS -

DEAR AN­NIE: “On the Out­side Look­ing In” com­plained that at hol­i­day gath­er­ings, four of the fe­male rel­a­tives go into an­other room to laugh, ex­clud­ing the other three women and the men. The oth­ers should plan some­thing they can en­joy to­gether with or with­out the other four.

Plan ahead, and make sure ev­ery­one knows you have a game to play, a funny gift ex­change, a skit to per­form or a tale to tell of hol­i­days past in which each per­son is ex­pected to speak for one minute. Have a bon­fire and roast marsh­mal­lows. Be silly and light­hearted, for­get your trou­bles and play games with the chil­dren.

Turn th­ese gath­er­ings into a cel­e­bra­tion for all of you, in­stead of a party for the clique and a whin­ing ses­sion for the rest. Whether they join in or not, you’ll have fun, and your chil­dren will re­mem­ber that for a life­time.

— Been There

Dear Been There: We couldn’t have said it bet­ter. Thank you.

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