Dealing With In-Laws at Thanksgiving
Submitted by Martins_mom
Every year I look forward to waking up and cooking Thanksgiving dinner or at least being able to help out if someone else wanted to cook instead. But this year there will be no homemade Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, my husband will go to the market to pick up a pre-made dinner.
It seems that this is what my in-laws do every Thanksgiving. I offered to cook, but they said hell no. I don't know if I should feel offended by that. I don't think I can have a good Thanksgiving with non-fresh food that I haven't made myself or at least helped make. I feel like I will never be able to make a Thanksgiving dinner again since my husband spends every Thanksgiving with his family and expects to continue this tradition.
They said I can still make my deviled eggs, but it doesn't seem to cut it for me, and I really don't want to offend them by saying anything. But I hate the idea of a pre-made Thanksgiving dinner. It takes all the tradition away from the holiday and makes the day seem like any other day. It makes me want to cry, but I feel it would be childish to cry so I won't. I will just have to make it through that day without breaking down and hope I can convince them to have me cook for Christmas at least.