Monday, November 29, 2010

Post Thanksgiving...

So... I was absent from the blog over the holiday "weekend" (ha - mine was like a week long).

Did you have a great Thanksgiving? I did.  Here are my observations:

1. People often frowned when I told them "our immediate family of five" in response to the question, "Who all is coming over for Thanksgiving?" - - - Why do so many people assume you need 25 people at Thanksgiving dinner to do it "right?"  It's almost like a competition to see who can have the biggest Thanksgiving event. Does that mean you're more thankful than I am? We stayed in our p.j.s and enjoyed family time. We played board games. Ate yummy food. Played more games. And ate more food. It was wonderful.

2. Black Friday. What are you people thinking? Oh. My. Gosh. I haven't participated (still didn't this year) in this event in over 12 years. This year... about a week ago, my oldest son (who turns 17 this week) asked if he could do Black Friday with a friend and his family. I asked him if he understood what it was. He said he'd like to experience it just once. I said okay. Whatever. So, Thursday evening (around 7:30pm) I suggested he call his friend and ask what time they'd be picking him up for Black Friday. I assumed 3 or 4 in the morning. Right? Well, my son got off the phone and told me they'd be picking him up at 8:30 ... I stopped and looked at him. I said that's awfully late, you'll miss all the deals, won't you?  He shook his head and smiled, and then told me they were picking him up in AN HOUR!! My motherly heart fluttered with anxiety at the thought of him staying out all night long, but then I reminded myself, he is almost 17. I should chill out a little bit. So... long story short, they left at 8:30PM and returned at 5:30AM. I didn't sleep a wink. Good news: he didn't die, and he got some great deals.

What was your most memorable moment of the holiday?

1 comment:

  1. So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I wouldn't know what's it's like to have such a quiet one. My father was one of 14 kids and I have 52 first cousins. Thankfully, this year it was only 11 people which was really nice. No black Friday for me either. Peace of mind is better than any deal.