For those of you who think I am too good to be true:
In the comments section of an earlier post, my sister, Caryl, wrote:
And now to that perfect part (I see the rest of the family just skimmed right over that) you are exceptional, bright, beautiful and extremely entertaining but perfect you are not. And if you want examples I can give them….may find them embarassing beyond belief though!!
Any of you thinking about bribing Caryl for those embarrassing stories just save your money.
Caryl, I hope I didn’t mess up your Christmas financing.
As to the rest of the family — feel free to jump in and defend me!
I wasn’t going to add this, but I want to explain the post. This is not what I had planned to run, but in my email I received this anonymous post (obsenities deleted):
You with your family all over the net pretending to love each other. You think you’re all that, don’t you?
Now, before you really do rush in to defend me, attacks from strangers don’t usually bother me, but this email, coupled with some family conversations about how “functional” we appear to be on line, and the teasing comments of perfection from a couple of my friends, I decided to address the issue.
I am an ordinary person with an ordinary family. The love you see between us is real. The disagreements you don’t see are real, too. We just don’t readily share those.