Back to your roots: Surviving winter break
Winter break is a heart-warming time when family gathers round to cherish the blessing of being together. But for some, it’s also a sobering reminder of how our homes can be a far cry from the progressive political correctness of Columbia. If this applies to you (Midwest, represent!), and you’re a little worried about winter break, here are a few strategies for redirecting unsavory family conversations.
I’m surprised Obama isn’t gonna move the White House to Colorado now…”
Response: “Hey Dad, how’s your golf game?”
“We saw that email a few weeks back about Q House comin’ into the brownstones. What kind of fraternity is that ?”
Response: “I’m going to make some cheese toasties. Who wants one?”
“How’s your Oriental roommate doing?”
Response: “Grandma, tell me a story from your childhood.”
“So in your hall, does everyone hang little stockings from their doors so that people can leave treats and gifts for everyone else?”
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