Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Can't Wanna" Normal Thanksgiving

You can always count on the holidays to provide you with plenty of back-to-blogging material.  Especially when you have a three year old running around.  (THREE! Where has the time gone??)

For some reason I thought that Thanksgiving this year was going to be much like the Norman Rockwell paintings.  Quaint, serene, food perfectly done, people perfectly behaved, children obeying every single thing we say.  As soon as we finished with our holiday feast, our housekeeper would come in and quickly sweep away any crumbs and clean the dishes for us while we all curled up and read a Christmas story together.

As soon as my Xanax wore off, I descended back into reality and it went a little like this:

1.  Quaint and serene?  NO.  From the moment we arrived to the moment we left that house was LOUD.  People in and out the entire weekend.  Children were screaming, crashing into the couch, adults were eating, drinking wine, trying out all sorts of coffee and dessert samplings, all bringing on coffee/sugar highs and upset stomachs.  (OK so maybe this was just me.)
2.  We had two friends come over for a visit one night and Zoey was up late that night.  She was getting extremely tired so she was being her usual comedic self.  She looked at me in front of our pals, and said "Mama you have big boobies! (while grabbing my boobs) HONK HONK!"  Yes I have boobies, Zoey - big they are not.  Thank you for embarrassing me.
3.  Thanksgiving Day - picture it - Jonesport 2013.  My sister is SO excited to give both Zoey and her big cousin Delaney these ADORABLE turkey panties she found.  Zoey "couldn't wanna" put them on so we put them on her head. (They were straight out of the laundry)  She smiled, made of them a bit, then proceeded to take them off and sniff them as hard as she could.

Thanksgiving comes but once a year, and as you can see - you NEVER know what you're going to get.  Here is the thing - it would not have been normal had it been Norman Rockwell at Mom's house.  People were there from the day we arrived to the day we left.  We had WONDERFUL conversation, so many laughs, not one quarrel, food was amazing.  I would not have it any other way.  The loudness and laughter meant that everyone was there, happy and healthy.  It was our Thanksgiving and for us, it was perfect.  Thank you family for a wonderful time and thank you for having us.

I apologize for the panty-sniffing, boobie grabbing mischief-maker I brought along.


  1. Sooooooo glad you finally wrote one! YAY! :) No need to apologize for the panty sniffer - Ho's little gal CRACKED her up at every turn! :)

    1. LOL I'm glad you enjoyed it! She is a laugh a second. Thank you for pushing me to write again, it was fun!


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