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December 18, 2019 14 min
Tina-Louise and Tara Jean wanted to send a special holiday shout out to our listeners by recounting some of our more traumatizing holiday moments. We hope you listen while trying to tune out your family this holiday season! Thanks for listening and please don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. And also, like and subscribe on your favorite podcast provider! TRANSCRIPT: Single VS. Married 0:10 We wish you horrible Christmas We wish you a horrible Christmas. We wish you a horrible Christmas Tara Jean O'Brien 0:19 and a depressing New Year. Tina Louise Eckert 0:21 I'm single alone. Tara Jean O'Brien 0:24 I'm married and sad. I don't think we wanted to start it like this Tina Louise Eckert 0:32 It was so organic. This is our little mini episode for you guys. Welcome to single versus married podcast Tara Jean O'Brien 0:41 The Christmas edition. Well, the Holiday Edition. I'm so sorry. Tina Louise Eckert 0:45 Here comes the hate mail. Tara Jean O'Brien 0:46 Okay, wait, hold on. Let's start. Here we go. There's my best friend Tina Louise Eckert. Tina Louise Eckert 0:49 And this is my best friend Tara Jean O'Brien Tara Jean O'Brien 0:51 and this is the holiday episode. Tina Louise Eckert 0:56 We just wanted to check in I know you got to listen to a few real episodes and you got to hear some heavy subjects and some light hearted subjects. Tara Jean O'Brien 1:03 We're just so glad that you've been here with us. We've had such a good time doing it. Tina Louise Eckert 1:07 Loving it so far. But we really want to bring down this really festivus mood and talk about some really traumatic Christmases that we've both had Tara Jean O'Brien 1:15 Oh man, traumatic Christmas. I know. We're not alone and having traumatic Christmas, Tina Louise Eckert 1:20 Families are difficult. Tara Jean O'Brien 1:21 They are I mean, there's the joy, but there's also like the reality. Tina Louise Eckert 1:25 Yeah, Tara Jean O'Brien 1:25 like getting everybody together in one room for long periods of time. Good. God. Tina Louise Eckert 1:30 I mean, I come from a very large family of six kids, but then you have boyfriends and husbands and kids and all the extra and then baggage and anger Tara Jean O'Brien 1:39 and then people not getting you the right present. Tina Louise Eckert 1:41 I feel like I was about to say different dietary restrictions. All of a sudden someone's on keto now like it's Tara Jean O'Brien 1:47 like someone's vegan or both your brother and his girlfriend Tina Louise Eckert 1:52 it's like it's like extra now like people are people would be like, oh, you'll soon so it was gay now be like, Okay, well, we accept him in the family now like oh, there Vegan were like Tara Jean O'Brien 2:01 That means I have to buy different food. And my house when I was growing up for Christmas, we were pretty isolated. Like in terms of Christmas day, it was just me, my mom, my dad and my brother when my parents were still married, and we just spent quiet Christmas morning we'd open the presents. We'd open the stockings have like a like, elaborate brunch breakfast. Tina Louise Eckert 2:20 You stockings first, like right when you woke up? Tara Jean O'Brien 2:22 Yeah. So when we were so when I was a kid, the rule was were like, if you woke up first early, you were allowed to open your stocking, but not anything else until everybody in the house was awake. That's a pretty solid. Tina Louise Eckert 2:32 I think it's a thing. It's good to see kids quiet for a while Tara Jean O'Brien 2:34 it does. And like when I was younger, and my brother was like a baby, I'd be like, we come up, I don't care. He doesn't care. He's maybe he doesn't know. But the other tradition was when we lived in the same city. My grandparents would come over my mom's parents and they w...
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