Hectic Winter Holidays
Submitted by Mrs_Fire_PC
Ahhh, Thanksgiving. The time for turkey and family togetherness. For us it's a question of which crazy family will we spend the holidays with this year.
I thought it was hard to balance my divorced mom and dad's sides of the family but then you throw in my husband's family, too, and it gets really hectic. We inevitably divide Thanksgiving and Christmas up and sometimes still don't fit everyone in. And whoever we go with, it never fails to be as nutty as the pecan pie.
When I was younger I remember my Dad's side of the family meeting for a potluck Thanksgiving at the primitive family cabin. I mean primitive as in no running water and "use the out-house" primitive. In later years, they've held the potluck at my paternal grandmother's with all my screwball uncles.
Of course, there's the Thanksgiving dinners at my maternal grandmother's that are a bit more civilized in a stuffy kind of way. We have place cards to know where to sit and eat a nice meal all while avoiding the elephant in the room—my 50-something-year-old uncle that still lives at home.
And then, of course, there's my husband's family. They are a big brood who at times can be reminiscent of the Osbournes' household.
But wherever we are and whichever crazy family we're with, we always seem to have a good time eating turkey and all the fixings. For it is a time to give thanks and enjoy family togetherness after all. So dig in!