This year we are taking a break from tradition and most of my family is going to my father's home for Thanksgiving.
I am actually enjoying not having to prepare for the celebration.
When I asked Mr. M. if he would mind going to my father's home for the holiday, his response was;
Do I mind NOT help clean the house?
Do I mind NOT cooking the turkey?
Do I mind NOT having to help clean up the mess afterwards?
Do I mind NOT having my wife grouchy because the kids made another mess in the living room?
Do I mind NOT having to miss the football games?
Do I mind NOT being exhausted the day after Thanksgiving?
NO I DO NOT MIND EATING AT YOUR FATHER"S HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING!
So after about 12 years of having Thanksgiving at our home I will be able to enjoy watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade instead of mopping the kitchen floor.
I have started decorating my home for the Christmas Holidays early and this helps due to Mr. M. being MIA for a week during December and I am working for part of the month.
I am enjoying not having to rush around getting ready to host 14 people for the upcoming celebration,
instead I am hanging out with my kids.
I am actually sitting down to enjoy my holiday magazines instead of reading them in the bathroom in between cleaning.
I am taking time to make some new Christmas ornaments for my home and my children's teachers.
I think we may just have to make this a new tradition.....Thanksgiving at Grandpa's house.
I must add Mr. M. is STILL making ALL of the Thanksgiving pies, yummmmmm.....pumpkin, apple, chocolate and lemon, oh my. While I am at work on Wednesday he will be making 14 pies for our families.
One reason that I am THANKFUL!
How about you, what are your Thanksgiving traditions?