So Dramatic Bitter Friday Giftures


My wife and I talk about the debate between nature vs. nurture a lot. Probably because we have one child that is biological and one who is adopted. Why do some personality things seem to pass down because of what our kids are around and what comes from their parent’s direct DNA? Our kids are literally black and white and figuratively night and day. They are so polar opposite that it’s almost comical.

Child #1                                                                     Child #2

Girl                                                                                Boy

White                                                                           Brown

Introvert                                                                     Extravert

Quiet                                                                              Loud

Conservative/saver of money                        Wants everything always immediately

Loves drama/performing/drawing/creative    Loves basketball/sports/war/guns


I say all this because when I was in high school, I was in sports and was athletic and had no interest in drama, and couldn’t memorize something to save my life and couldn’t draw a stick figure without tracing it.

My daughter just performed in a play. Even though she is pretty shy and introverted and not very dramatic at home, she somehow loves drama in school, memorizes lines likety-split and can draw like the wind (don’t you see wind drawing all the time?).

Where does she get that from? Neither her mom or I have any talent in drama or drawing. The only drama our son has is in his drama king ways around the house and with all his friends. Enough about me, my son and my daughter. Let’s just get to the Bitter Friday Giftures in dramatic fashion, shall we?

I don’t mean to be dramatic…

I Love You Candy GIF by TWIX

…but I love you too Cookies and Cream Twix.


Awkward Season 24 GIF by The Bachelor

…no need to overreact.

What the heck…

Nbc Flirt GIF by America's Got Talent

…did your hair ever do to you?

In the words of Taylor Swift…

Intentions GIF by Justin Bieber

…you’re being too loud, you need to calm down.

Wow, Laura…

Laura Dern Oscars GIF by The Academy Awards

…you might just be the first that’s ever loved all her friends.


Oh, Oprah…

Oprah Winfrey Drama GIF

…do you even know what Twitter is, except for what your Social Media Manager posts for you?

Just because your dad paid your way through ninth grade…

the hills drama GIF

…doesn’t mean you need to get all huffy, Lauren.

I need a few more moments to deal…

santana lopez crying GIF

…with you, drama queen.

Sorry, you didn’t…

Basketball Wives Crying GIF by VH1

…get your fourth Ferrari for your birthday, Karen.

l know you’ve been too busy pretending to be a lawyer…

love and hip hop crying GIF by VH1

…to play in your pool, Kim.

Sorry, your Instagram cameraperson…


viola davis emmys 2015 GIF

…is late for your fake crying session, Beyonce.

Sorry, you didn’t get an Oscar…

rihanna hunt GIF

…for your fake cry, Rihanna.

Well, that’s enough drama for me for one year.  I think I will just go hide out in my basement until the COVID-19 infects all the awful celebrities and politicians and I can come out with some cleaner air after their pollution finally goes away. Have a sunnier day!


Bitter Drama Free Ben

9 thoughts on “So Dramatic Bitter Friday Giftures

  1. It seems obvious that an introvert would be attracting to acting or such – it’s a SIMULATION instead of being Truly Extroverted. It;s CONTROLLED. I know I’d love it, had I the talent to get away with it – and I know I do not. Dangit.


  2. Ha, what passes for emotion when people know they are being photographed … interesting to read your account of differences within families … often much wider, my own experience included, that people think.


  3. That is so funny they really are so opposite! I always think it’s interesting to see what parents have passed down just from the environment you’re raised in. I was a rebel child and wanted to do everything the opposite of my parents, but still ended up like them in some ways 🙂


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