Juggling multiple Thanksgiving invites can be stressful. Do your parents still have expectations for you on holidays like Turkey Day as an adult?
My brother “unofficially” expects our whole family to be together, and he applies pressure (gently) by hosting the meal. And invites Everyone to His place!
Are there any unwritten rules that feel more like family politics?
For many, a good chunk of Thanksgiving Day is spent in the car going from one family meal to the next.
Three generation family having a Holiday dinner.
Do the holidays fill you with happiness or apprehension?
You have the most pressure when planning, cooking, decorating, shopping, coordinating, buying gifts, preparing food or any of the many other holiday happenings at this time of year. There is just too much to do. And that doesn’t include so little time.
You go from elation to exhaustion – So how do you avoid the holiday stress. It’s a fact, Women suffer more stress than men.
Which of your child’s toys didn’t even last a week?!?
Do you have any battle scars from cutting/ripping your child’s toys out of the box over the holidays?
One couple reported, “They have a tiny drone stuck in a tree….it made it 3 days before recovered.”
A grand papa, “My grandson’s electric “wheelie” car has already lost two wheels and the driver.”
My friend told me about a huge argument he and his wife got into over the proper way to store taco shells in Ziploc bags.
What’s the silliest argument you ever got into?30 Silly Fights Most Couples Have Had At Least Once
- Toothpaste … Squeeze from the bottom? Middle?
- Thermostat… Too hot or too cold?
- The Remote… Who gets it? What to watch?
- Dinner… Phones allowed or not?
- Shoes… Off at the door?
- Just listening… response to venting?
- Netflix/TV Shows.. Do you watch together or wait for the other?
- Teams… Sam vs. SFA, A&M vs. Texas
- Leftovers… Eat them yes or no?
- Walking speed… Who walks faster or who slows down?
- Where to spend the holidays
- Eating ice cream or drinking out of the container vs. bowl?
- Answering Emails at night?
- Whose alarm goes off earlier? Snooze it forever?
- Wet towels on the bed?
- Posting imperfect photos on social media?
- Driving… nuf said!
- Correct way to load dishwasher
- Over or under?
- Leaving open cabinet doors (Al closes them – Michelle leaves them open LOL)
Need a Reason to Celebrate Today… Here are some fun reasons
Truck Driver Day… It’s Truck Driver Day. Honk the horn, and hit the roadways. If you don’t drive a truck, you can simply wave to truckers who pass you on the pavement. Who knows? Maybe a friendly truck driver will wave back or even blow his or her horn on August 12th.
Vinyl Records Day… Spin that hot wax. It’s Vinyl Records Day on August 12th. Do you love LPs? This mid-August occasion is a prime opportunity to dust off those discs and crank up the oldies. Do you have a vintage record collection? Why not fire up the old record player on August 12th for an old-fashioned dance party to celebrate Vinyl Records Day?
Middle Child’s Day… gives a little well deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child in the family. For parents of three children, you likely know the “Middle Child Syndrome” all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling a from a very personal perspective. Go out and enjoy this day to the fullest. Tell the world about it. Be a little outspoken, and let the world know how great it is to be the middle child. You truly are a wonderful, talented, ad special person!