|Our Thanksgiving Table|
Pro: Lots of leftovers! (pie for breakfast? Yep.)
Con: Fixing all of that food for five people takes ALL...DAY...LONG when you're working alone! My feet were killing me by the end!
Pro: When you fix the meal yourself, you can usually get some great helpers to assist in the clean-up!
Con: Isn't it amazing how MUCH there is to clean up after a meal like that!? Good grief!
Pro: Josh had the day off, and got to spend all weekend with us, which I try never to take for granted.
Con: I think he was ready to go back to work on Monday! :)
Pro: You get to eat all of your favorites, because... hello? You made the menu!
Con: Doesn't everything taste better when someone ELSE makes it?
Pro: You can try out a new method of roasting a turkey, and it doesn't really matter if it turns out or not! Also, the turkey only cost $7.00, thanks to Walmart's price match!
Con: The white meat ended up being cooked perfectly, but the legs and thighs were a bit undercooked. How did that happen? Still a Thanksgiving mystery. Is it because I bought my turkey at Walmart? :)
Pro: There were no awkward silences of strangers, or wondering if everyone liked the food, or were having a good time, and if the table setting looked nice, and if your children were minding their manners.
Con: I missed the varied conversation and fun games that usually take place after dinner with family or friends.
Pro: We broke out the Christmas movies after dinner!
Con: I missed working a new jigsaw puzzle - a family tradition of mine growing up.
Pro: Yaks honored my wishes and dressed up in "fancy clothes" for our meal. He loved the Martinelli's sparkling cider, and had two full glasses!
Con: The belch he accidentally let go was not-so-sparkling.
Pro: Boo loved the butter and freshly baked rolls.
Con: That's about all she ate.
Pro: If you set out a veggie tray/ranch dip during the day, they'll snack on vegetables instead of everything else!
Con: But, then they're full when dinner comes around.
Pro: But, at least they are full on veggies! Yesssss!
Pro: The people who mean the VERY most were all around the table.
Con: They are growing up too fast. What's going on?
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!