Happy Labor Day. I am going to add to my blog of August 29th Ten Tips to Make Sibling Labor Day Barbecue Stress Free
If your siblings the coming to a Labor Day barbecue, I will revise the list and make new number one, which someone suggested when I posted the original sibling blog.
Make the ritual of Labor Day and events– a holiday to be enjoyed by midlife siblings their families and everyone – not dreaded.
Here is the new tip # 1 to keep the sibling celebration acid reflux free without midlife sibling drama plus make it a midlife sibling team effort to maintain
1) Don’t discuss politics. In this presidential season with so much vitriol over candidates and so many families spit down the middle over whether to support Obama or Romney, tea party of old republicans or democrats, spare you family, siblings and guests. This is bloodier than the civil war with so many families and siblings at opposite poles. So keep it to family and sibling issues or just plain pass the time of day. And whatever you do, don’t drink too much and forget the ban on politics.
And to restate new number 2)
2) Remember that it is a family gathering and it is not all about you. Keep a positive attitude for the sake of your midlife siblings, aging parents, if they are there, your own young kids who will model sibling behavior from you -their parent-
in the way you interact with their aunts and uncles.So avoid politics .
family and sibling unity.