(loosely related to other Family Communication posts, all with the running theme that this family barely qualifies as a family.) There was a faint rumor (aka, Steph mentioned it once) weeks ago that Mom and Dad were going to come to NY next weekend for Dad’s birthday, and the whole family was going to go … Continue reading Family Communication, Part 5
(part of the Family Communication series) Eric and I just arrived in Chicago for a 4-night stay. Upon landing… Eric: “I’m going to text my mom and let her know we landed.” Me: “Ok.” Eric: “Did you text your mom?” Me: “No.” Eric: “Are you going to?” Me: “Ummm…” Eric: “She has no idea you’re going … Continue reading Family Communication, Part 3
(related to Family Communication and Communication is Not This Family’s Strength )
This about sums it up.
In that we have none.
Dad (looking at blackberry): “Oh! Today is Jeremy’s birthday.” Mom: “Poor kid…it’s his 30th birthday and he’s all the way out there in California. I hope he has someone to celebrate with.” Me: “He’s in Mexico with like 10 friends.” Mom: “What?!” For the record, I only knew this from Facebook.
We’re going to an out of town family wedding together this weekend and there’s been essentially zero coordination.
The following sibling email exchange took place in 2006. Steph and I were living in an apartment together in NYC– she was in law school, I was in graduate school. Jeremy was a senior at Penn. Zack was a freshman at Wisconsin. The whole chain was started as an attempt to improve communication skills in our … Continue reading Emails From My Brothers #10: Please Don’t Elaborate on Said Canoodle