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Aerden [userpic]
Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Someone asked online about Thanksgiving family traditions, and I got depressed when I realized what my family's tradition is, as far as I'm concerned.

It is..."Mom and Grandma are going to get into it, and Dad will get frustrated with Grandma's gradual Alzheimer's. And I will be embarrassed that my husband had to sit through Mom, Dad, and Grandma bickering, and I will long to escape to my in-laws' dinner."

This despite the fact that I prefer my family's cooking to my in-laws' cooking. Go figure!

If my family could just act like my in-laws do, it would make seeing them at Thanksgiving so much more enjoyable.

PS: I LOVE LiveJournal for enabling us to edit comments, now! *does the Snoopy dance*

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Thanksgiving Traditions

We don't really have any. Used to be Dad did the cooking and we'd all just hang out.

Now we go to the relatives, mom is trying to get my dad's two other brothers that live here to go (one is the one I fired), so at least 4 of the 5 remaining brothers are there.

Dad will sleep most of the time and the rest of the time we won't understand half of what he said. My brother will be there so I will either be focused on the television or a book so I don't have to deal with him. If my aunt comes she'll be asking who I am every ten minutes and when not asking who I am she'll be asking my brother who he is or telling us about her cats and dog for the 1200th time.

I wonder if Starbucks will be open by then in Sebring? Maybe I can go veg there for a while!

My personal Thanksgiving involves praying for an excuse to skip out on my family gathering and hang out at my friends' "orphans' Thanksgiving" gather instead. Of course the excuse never comes...thought I had it this time but ex's family is doing Thanksgiving on Long Island and ex won't drive the LIE.