Monday, November 26, 2007

Boycotting Thanksgiving


We decided that we were going to skip Thanksgiving this year since we weren't going to have any family to share it with. So, this was the plan... We were going to go out to eat for Thanksgiving lunch. Great plan if you ask me. I hate cooking and hate cleaning up the mess even more! I didn't think this would be a problem since there were restaurants open on even Christmas last year but apparently, people think Thanksgiving is a family day or something... Weird... So, we stopped by Walmart and picked up some hamburgers and Adam grilled us hamburgers. Then, on Thanksgiving evening, Ruby Tuesdays was open so we went to eat there. The most important thing... I got out of cooking.

I was all prepared to wallow in self-pity because we were having to spend Thanksgiving without our family. However, my parents have plane tickets to come visit Dec. 7th. So with knowing that they would be visiting soon, we actually had a very nice Thanksgiving, just our family. I think it's the first time that we've ever had three days in a roll at home. Adam watched a movie with the teenagers on Friday evening but other than that, we had him all to ourselves. I must say, it was very nice. We watched a few movies, played a few games, and got some much needed housework done. It would be ok with me if we made breaking Thanksgiving traditions a Thanksgiving tradition.

3 comments:

Julie said...

That's so funny. I am just the opposite. I loooove Thanksgiving! Even though we rode up to Chris's sister's house for Thanksgiving I bought a 20 pound turkey plus all of the "fixings" just for us. We ate "thanksgiving dinner" every day (lunch and dinner) until last night. I could eat it for another week probably. I think it's great. In fact, I've decided to have "Thanksgiving" at least one more time during the year just because the food is so yummy!

Becky said...

did you check out my thanksgiving post? i should have called you since i was alone!

Anonymous said...

I enjoye having Thanksgiving with my husband and children. I think all the traveling is rougher for kids than actually being settled somewhere to really be THANKFUL for all the blessing you have.