Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Lessons

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, my favorite day of the year, and what better way to celebrate than consuming large amounts of food, laughing with your crazy family, and enjoying the sheer fact that you have no obligation to get any of them presents. Every year I fight for Thanksgiving to be the same. I pull a Chandler Bing and wake up at 9 to watch the parade, then make the sweet potato casserole while my mom and grandma bicker about which way the silverware goes into the dishwasher. After everyone showers and we watch the Pembroke Welsh Corgi in the dog show we leave to go my cousin Connie's house. It's there where we're joined by 45+ of our closest family members, and stand around enjoying hor d'oeuvres until a crowd develops in the kitchen. Dinner is always delicious and considerably peaceful. But thanks to this years additional (accidental) festivities, I have learned a few lessons about Thanksgiving or really any old dinner party.

Lesson 1. The bathroom door has a lock for a reason, take advantage of it, especially when little boys are running around the house.

Lesson 2. Wrapping paper does NOT put out fires, contrary to what people believe.

Lesson 3. Finding Nemo on HD looks really weird.

Lesson 4. Don't let an 80 lbs. dog go underneath a cramped table. It will probably result in somebody wearing their dinner.

Lesson 5. Toddlers can be entertained by anything!

Lesson 6. To avoid awkward situations, establish a DD ahead of time.

If you follow these suggestions you'll have a safe and entertaining thanksgiving, but it still won't be as funny as mine was.

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