joannqn Posted July 5, 2012 Share Posted July 5, 2012 We spent two hours visiting with family today. It was a long two hours for many reasons. But boredom is one of them. I've always known visiting family to be the most boring thing one could do...ever since I was a kid. In my family of origin, it has always meant driving to someone's house where you have nothing to keep you busy and sitting around waiting for it to be over so you can go home. Little attempt is made to keep guests...well...entertained. It's not that I think hosts should necessarily entertain guests but that's the only word I can think of. But there isn't even much effort put forth to interact with guests. In my father's house, my grandmother sits in her chair, listens to books on tape, and knits. She'll turn off her book and talk with you if you come into that room and start a conversation with her. Even though I'm well-known as being a talker, I even have trouble keeping a conversation with her going. Meanwhile, my aunt sits at her computer playing games online. She interjects into a conversation on occasion but that's the extent of her involvement with guests. My dad will talk with us...usually about things we've already heard before. Meanwhile, the kids sit on his bed and try to find something to watch on TV. (The living room TV stays on what my grandmother and aunt want to watch....soaps today) My dad will also let them take turns playing on his computer. But other than that, there's literally nothing to do there. Is this how your family visits go? Or is this just my family? How do you pass the time when visiting family? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.