Today, I'll take the girls (DD's BFF slept over last night) to my Mom's house to swim (her apt has an indoor, heated pool). Then I'll brine the turkey, make potato salad and do some other Thanksgiving Day prep.
I miss the days when I was little and the entire family would come over for Thanksgiving. It would be complete chaos, people everywhere, guys outside tossing a football around, girls inside chattering and working on dinner, kids playing tag.
My DH's family doesn't get together for a meal. Everyone eats on their own, because, "We don't want to impose." DD has never known the tradition of a kid's table. She's missed out on the joy of chaos. The first year we lived here, I invited everyone for Thanksgiving dinner. One family showed and that was all. I thought it was fun, but after that year, it was always, "We don't want to impose." or "It's too much for one person."
I wouldn't have invited you if I didn't want you to come.
So tomorrow, DH, DD, Mom and I will sit down to a huge meal all by ourselves. There's a gathering at the in-laws after ... to sit and talk for hours on end (oh joy) but that's it.
It just seems odd.
What about you? How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?
Your Color is Orange
You are a harmonious person with good communication skills. You draw people together.
You have a strong sense of purpose, and you're a natural leader. You want to make the world a better place.
You are honest and open. You feel like you can express your feelings and opinions without fear.
You are organized and find it easy to concentrate. You are very productive.