Monday, November 16, 2009

My 3 Favorite Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Twitter Moms asks: What 3 Favorite family traditions have you passed or will pass on to your children?
1. I love the tradition that I never cook Thanksgiving dinner but rather mooch off of my poor mother-in-law who gets up at 2:00 am and starts cooking enough food to feed a small planet and its moons while we sit around, watch, and eat. I plan to instill this lazy tradition in my children, who will in their adulthood rely on ME to slave away. Pay back's always a bitch.

2. Saying grace. We're trying to get better at saying grace on a daily basis, but if I'm being honest, it often slips through the cracks as the Mac N Cheese is getting ready to be devoured. But on Thanksgiving, it brings a tear to my eye to go around the room and not only say grace but have each one of us say what we are thankful for.

3. The Wishbone. My mom would always save the wishbone for us and we'd get a kick out of making our wish and snapping this poor turkey's bone in 2. Now that I think about it, how barbaric. But we loved it. We also loved digging up anthills and using a needle and thread to sew the tips of our fingers together. Not necessarily on Thanksgiving, but I'm just sayin'.

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Elizabeth said...

I don't do Twitter but I do have a favorite Thanksgiving tradition. We always had acorn squash with a little butter and brown sugar, roasted in the oven. And every year, my father looks at the squash and says, "Can you eat the skin on this?" It's become a tradition, even when our family isn't all together to say this.

Corrie Howe said...

I'm not into Twitter yet, but watching parades, eating together as family, watching football and going to a movie.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

I'm guilty of #1 also! We've always gone to my mom's for T-Day (but I always do Christmas dinner, so hopefully I've evaded payback that way).

Sheila said...

Stopping by from TwitterMoms! Love your #1 tradition!! Have to admit that I'm guilty of that too...leaving the work to my sister-in-law! But I do pitch in to clean up!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

kys said...

I deleted my Twitter account due to repeated hackings.

We put the tree up and go look at our town's Chritmas light display.

Robin G said...

I love that Thanksgiving isn't completely monetized, like Christmas has been. It is still all about family.

Sabrina said...

Another someone from TwitterMoms here!

You so brought back memories!! The wishbone WAS the best part although I think there was a technique to getting the larger piece. :(

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is sharing in the cooking with my oldest sister.

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