Friday, November 12, 2004

Thanksgiving Sucks

Hmm. So Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As usual, Thanksgiving has become my not-so-favorite holiday. After getting married, this holiday has become a big problem. Who do you spend Thanksgiving with? Christmas is easy because you have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, one day for each side of the family. But what about Thanksgiving?

M and I experienced a Thanksgiving fiasco about two years ago. His sister was hosting and there was some apparent miscommunication and so Mirabeau's parents decided they would not attend. This in turn set off his sister because she had a whole special meal prepared which required her to special ordered food etc. and now, no one was going to eat the food her husband painstakingly made and so we were blamed for ruining Thanksgiving. So you see, Thanksgiving is a dangerous holiday. Not only can you gain weight and fall into food coma, but you can also unintentionally ruin it for your family. Don't say I didn't warn you.


Anonymous said...

Okay, so did it ever occur to you to combine the families? Make it potluck-the person holding the function gets to do the menu and assign dishes. How very Marth Stewart, right? Watch the fireworks fly as two families get togather!What fun and amusement can be had if you stay out of the mix and just listen to all the cutting remarks are made behind everyone's back. When all is said and done, most people enjoy themselves, for whatever reason, and are willing to try it the next year. You plan to leave early-as you have a 3 day getaway planned (lie if you have to do so) and another year passes.

ichigopan said...

Thanks fellow reader. Yes, it has occurred to me to combine Thanksgiving. In fact, I did just that last year. I don't think too many people are interested in repeating the get together except my mother-in-law. But my M-I-L is overseas this holiday season so, oh well.