Thanksgiving day is about coming together with loved ones and sharing what you’re thankful for. And please remember the dressing.
First things first, don’t forget the signup sheet. The list that gets passed around for everyone to decide what dish they’re going to prepare.
If you’re not an experienced cook don’t pick the dressing. If it doesn’t turn out great, it will be discussed at future gatherings. So, the pressure is definitely on.
Walmart and Target are packed this time of year, filled with adults running around grabbing last minute decorations and other supplies. Kids are distracted by the toys, video games and other entertainment goods because to them Christmas is coming. They can’t be bothered by Thanksgiving.
The dinner is typically held at the Matriarch of the family’s home. This is decided upon early.
On Thanksgiving day; the holiday families come together to give thanks. There are certain expectations that must be met.
For unmarried couples it’s about showing off your new guy or gal. It’s also the ultimate test. The test that reveals if your guy/gal is tough enough to deal with your crazy family. If so, he or she is the one. Of course you will have had to prep your companion before the dinner.
For married couples it’s about pure family bliss. Thanksgiving day is the day you get asked by everyone, “When are you going to have a baby?”
It doesn’t matter that you’ve only been married a few months. This question gets asked no matter what. After a while, family members will stop asking. But don’t think you’re out of the woods just yet. It’s at this time instead of asking, they will start saying you are.
“You didn’t get that much food. Are you pregnant?” or “You’re glowing. Are you pregnant?”
Maybe you were third in line to make your plate, that can also mean you’re pregnant.
While dodging the human pregnancy test, this is the chance for you, the wife, in the newly married couple to prove to mother in love (law) that you can cook. Whatever dish you decided to sign up for will determine if you even get a chance to see the sheet next year, let alone sign up for anything.
Once dinner is ready, guest gather around the table. Everyone holds hands, while bowing their heads with closed eyes in order to bless the food. At this time everyone goes around the table saying what they’re thankful for.
And just when things seem to be running smoothly, something happens to turn the mood sour. Perhaps Aunt so and so wants to know why niece so and so husband didn’t come to dinner.
Even though everyone is curious about niece so and so and her husband separating a few months before, it makes perfect sense to bring up such a topic over Thanksgiving dinner.
We all know what happens next.
Don’t you just love the holidays?