Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

It’s been two days since Thanksgiving and I’ve been dying to post the most recent of events. For one, I want to know who has a Traditional Thanksgiving? & if you do, can I come next year? I mean, I have plenty of fun, but it’s so much work and then you’ve got the usual family drama. Uhhm hello, remember we are GIVING THANKS.

Now, I’m the kid that grew up with divorced parents, yay two of everything! However, the downside to being an adult with divorced parents; it throws my traditional out the window. Let me further this… Like I’ve previously stated (in other posts) I am married. So that makes the first Thanksgiving right? Then there is my father’s Thanksgiving and every year it is usually at my grandmother’s. Luckily, this year it was moved to my dad’s house (he lives in a nice big house to accommodate everyone). Lastly, there is my mother’s house.

But wait, did I fail to mention that my mom doesn’t do a “traditional” Thanksgiving? Oh no because that would be too much work. I don’t say this because my mom (or any of us for that matter) are lazy. This comes with the meaning that ours is nontraditional because there are only us kids. I’m the oldest and I’ve got my little fam bam. Then there is my younger sister who now celebrates with her boyfriend and his family. The third and fourth of us are teenagers. Let’s face it, they just want food. They don’t want to make it or clean it up, just eat it and go back to technology. All of my mom’s  family lives out of town. When my grandfather passed away we pretty much did away with any celebrating Thanksgiving. We all eat differently and none of us like the same thing-so my mom says forget it and puts meat in the crockpot and PRESTO! Thanksgiving is done. So, we usually opt out of mom’s house.

Let’s inch back to my dad’s… That was the main Thanksgiving we blessed our Romo presence with. One, because it was specifically at my dad’s and well it would look bad to not show up. Two, it’s my dad! He and I have always had a rocky relationship, so once we were able to patch things up, I didn’t want to let him down. Third, I totally volunteered Eric to do the turkey (and later green bean casserole). What can I say, he’s a sucker for me 😉 With every reason I was giving to go to Thanksgiving, the most important was family. I don’t see my dad’s side of the family as much as I should. Yes, it’s totally my fault, but it gives me more reason to pour into the holidays wholeheartedly.

And then there were the in laws. Now Thanksgiving is the one holiday I still haven’t been able to figure out. We have our schedules for every other holiday, except this. Unfortunately this year we weren’t able to make it over to my in laws for the holiday. But they are the most understanding and never make a big deal out of it (or if they do, they don’t say it!) So we are able to catch a break. On the plus, they get us Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day! Yay!

How was your Thanksgiving? Any crazy stories? I’d love to hear about them 🙂

 

Stay posted for my “Black Friday” really Thursday shopping extravaganza!

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