QOTW........What is the tale tale sign..

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QOTW........What is the tale tale sign..
Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:26am
that your family is upset with you? Is there some little quirk that they do to let you know they are really perturbed at you? Do they say it in words , do they totally ignore you or do they just lay low from you for awhile?

I am asking this ?? this week because we always talk about how our family is in relation to us. I thought it would be fun to try to sit back and see it through their eyes and share with others the "signs" their family gives them when they are upset with us. My answe to this has and I think will always be my father giving me a look that could mean anything from you better be quiet to he is ready to spit daggers at me. As for my m om she has always been the queen of the silent treatment and she never budges. They have always given me these "signs" that it is scary to really sit back and think of all the times I got the look or the silent treatment.

I hope this message finds you all well and happy. I am currently on vacation and should be making the trip back up north this Sunday. It seems like all this summer I have been surrounded by my family. I am so ready to get back home and get back in my normal routine of things. Have a great weekend evryone and smile:) Michelle

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 8:14pm
When my dad (stepdad) is upset w/ me he just doesn't joke around w/ me as much as usual until he gets over it.

My mom gives me the silent treatment until she gets over it and if I talk to her she answers me but her answers are kind of short and no-nonsense.

My sister (16) usually never stays mad. She blows up and screams and yells and then she is over it about 10 min later. Believe it or not I prefer that! :-)

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 9:00pm
That depends if they're in the same room as you. I can easily tell DH is upset with me in public, by his eye contact. My kids, they say something smart alecky, or their tone of voice is sarcastic. With my mom, she starts showing temper tantrums.

When we're not face to face, by phone: Mom's voice is yelling or angry, or mom would just hung up without goodbyes. Dad would write me a letter (once).