Today, my stepmother sent an email to me, my sister, my brother-in-law, my brothers, and my sister-in-law. She forwarded it from her brother, who had sent it to each of his siblings (let's call them the elder generation). It's a point-by-point list of items concerning an upcoming gathering to be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
This is number four:
4. If you have specific drinking needs (I'm looking at you, [name removed to protect innocent drinker]), you should bring your own.
"Specific drinking needs" is my new favorite phrase.
Number five is pretty good, too.
5. Even if you can't come, invite your kids as we probably would want to see them more than you anyway.