Dear Auntie Linda, I am dating a cool guy. The problem is his sister Lulu, who I just can’t stand. She is very dependent on him, has no social life of her own, and always wants to go everywhere with us since she has no friends of her own. None of my friends like her. She is kind of dumpy, doesn’t dress well, and talks about books and school too much. Steve looks great, but I am embarrassed to be seen with Lulu. How do I get him to lose her? Too Cool for Lulu
Dear Too Cool, I have a great idea. Ditch them both! They need you like a hole in the head. Steve does sound like a great guy. Auntie Linda
Dear Auntie Linda My sister is a moocher. She lives just around the corner. She’s always dropping by just as I set my kids down for a meal. This wouldn’t be a problem except she never takes care of their lunches herself. I don’t mind feeding them, but it takes time to put more lunches out and clean up after. She often asks me to pick up milk or fruit at the store, but never gets around to paying for it. She drops her kids off several times a week and never gets back when she says she will. It’s exhausting having two extra little ones all afternoon, especially with one in diapers and one potty training. I’m afraid to let her keep mine because she lets the kids run wild. What do I do? Used up!
Dear Used. Tell Sis. “Here’s the peanut butter. Fix your kids a sandwich! Clean that mess up. I didn’t take you to raise” About the milk and babysitting, “Nope, can’t do it!” Don’t worry about her feelings. She hasn’t worried about yours. Auntie Linda