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Janice Enoch
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Due to Covid-19 we decided to have a very small Thanksgiving dinner at home with just my husband and two kids. For safety measures no one else was invited and I must say it was soooooo relaxing and stress-free! We lounged around the house in our pj's, cooked an amazing meal and relaxed all day. I did miss my other family members but I absolutely appreciated and enjoyed the calm, stress-free day.
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Anonymous
I have worked in retail for 26 years, so I haven’t been able to enjoy the Holidays with family. This year I can, and taking full advantage of family and the true meaning of the Holidays!
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Anonymous
Yay!!
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Marian Dyer
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Don't be a jerk.
I enjoy the planning of a big meal for a crowd but actually do get anxious - is everything cooked well? Are people enjoying themselves? Did they just come because they thought they had to? Do I look OK? and on and on. At the same time, I kind of don't look forward to all the rushing around and stress of gathering. I think my husband is the opposite - he loves the chaos and uncertainty of holiday socializing. That being said, I am not sad that Thanksgiving will have three instead of 13 at my dinner table this year. We will still connect with family but it will be a welcomed low-key affair.
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Anonymous
Understand the stress. Hope that you find happiness in the chaos.
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Eve Koopmann Odar
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Thoughtful people leader, mom and wife
I love my family, and love being with them - that said, I do not enjoy the chaos of Thanksgiving - it turned out my husband did not either. So....now we travel every Thanksgiving (except this one!) with our kids to see new places. We invite our extended family in case they want to join (they have joined every once in a while) , and we love it. I now love Thanksgiving and feel we have created a great tradition for the kids. Holidays should not be stressful! And you don't have to follow the rules - you are allowed to make up your own. Happy Thanksgiving everyone:)
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Anonymous
When my family moved to northern Michigan after leaving downriver Detroit, our new tradition was attending the Annual Thanksgiving NFL game of the Lions vs Bears which after the game, we actually had dinner with the Chicago Bears.
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Robin Finnell
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Wardrobe Stylist
Agree with the comment above. Don't do everything yourself. We make over 6 christmas cookies and send them many places. While a little stressful (because cookies become stale quickly) it is also fun because my husband and son help. When I used to do everything myself it got old quickly. Let others help and give them some joy in the process.
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Anonymous
Yum cookies!! It would be fun with your hubby and son.
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Kyla Duffy
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I realized something the other day when we visited our friends' house for their Day of the Dead celebration: they decorated and cooked together. This was profound to me in that I realized I was finding holidays to be a pain in the butt because I was trying to do everything myself. This year, for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I'm going to make it a team sport and also let go of expectations to see if it changes a stressful time into a joyous time.
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Anonymous
Great idea! Doing things together instead of one person is good.
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