Yeah, I’m expecting a giant turkey with some awesome sides, but that’s it!
This year it’s been a little bit weird as my family has to change our normal Thanksgiving plans. My mom would rather work on Thanksgiving than Christmas and I’d like it if she was home for Christmas too. So she and my Uncle Dave and Aunt Katt have decided to push our Thanksgiving dinner a day after the actual day. So while everybody is getting the Black Friday deals at their favorite stores, my family and I will be stuffing our faces and enjoying each other’s company. I wouldn’t want anything more than that. I think we’re at our most wild selves while we’re waiting for food and then eating it. I’m not going to lie, at least this year I might actually get to watch the Macy’s parade in peace in my bedroom.
I saw this picture floating around on Facebook and was completely in love with it. Us Americans use to celebrate Thanksgiving. Apparently, everybody is just forgetting to be thankful for the things they have. So they’re just rushing the holidays along. I’ve seen so many people post pictures of their Christmas trees being put together, making cookies, watching different Christmas movies. It’s all gotten me confused! Nobody wants to wait until Thanksgiving is over to do everything. In my family, we have the tradition of waiting a good two weeks until Thanksgiving is over and it’s December to put up our tree. We wait that long because our bellies are still swollen from the feast we had at my nana’s. We all put the blame on my dad since he always does the turkey every year. Seeing the early pictures of the trees just drives me crazy, apparently I’m not the only one in my family who agrees with me. My sister posted a status on her Facebook, the best comment was my cousin Chris who put “if Thanksgiving isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong.” You can’t be bitter about Thanksgiving, it can be fun and with my family that’s the best type of fun of expected happenings.
We thought Black Friday deals at department stores were bad, and people tramping over each other when the stores open, but I think we should be ashamed of ourselves that we can’t be thankful for what we already have and be able to eat with one another, enjoy a few laughs about old memories and make some new memories in the process. Have you noticed the sudden change of losing Thanksgiving to Christmas? What are your favorite sides to go along with your feast? I like the green bean casserole the most. Sometimes my Uncle Dave (most of the time it’s really Aunt Katt) makes their specialty mac and cheese. I’m hoping I have enough ice cream for dessert, since I’m one of the odd balls and doesn’t like pies. Everybody has their pumpkin and apple pies, just give me my carton of ice cream and that will make me a very happy camper! Once it’s all over, my nana and I can get our plans established to make our Christmas cookies and figure out who’s going to put up her Christmas tree for her. I’m just thankful we have the smarts to wait.