The holidays do seem to bring out the "dysfunctional" in the families, don't they?
We all do the little dance, trying to invite the proper folks so that no feelings will be hurt.
We juggle the invitations, trying to decide which one we should accept so as to hurt the fewest feelings.
Of course, the person with more than one invite wonders whose feelings will be hurt when she picks one.
And we wonder why people get depressed during the holiday season? Give me a break.