Every year for Thanksgiving my family and I dress up in nice shirts … and sweatpants. We’ve all agreed we have a happier day when we have room to expand. Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?
— Full in Fairway
What a great idea! It would be totally unfair if the turkey was the only thing stuffed on Thanksgiving day.
My family has some really fun traditions that we do every year. Like when my mom brings home the turkey, I get to dress it up and name him — or her! I always wait until I see the turkey to know what kind of name he or she “looks” like. How will I know if Lindsay or Shakira will work better? The hips won’t lie to me.
Another family tradition is when my grammy flips the bird. We all gather around the kitchen table and make bets on what side the turkey will land — then she flips it in the air. My gramps ALWAYS wins! It’s uncanny how he can tell exactly how that turkey will fly.
When dinner is finally ready, whoever is voted as the most thankful person (by popular vote) gets to put on the turkey outfit and carve the bird for each person. This year it’s me — because I’m so thankful that I’m OFFICIALLY Mazuma’s OFFICIAL spokesperson! Whaddya think?!
I’ve also started a new tradition the day after Thanksgiving. It’s where you walk around to anyone you meet and say, “You’re Welcome.” After all, it’s only polite to say it when you’ve spent the day before giving thanks!
Does anyone else have family traditions for Thanksgiving? Tell me in the comments below, or come over to my parents house and we can discuss over coffee!