Does your family have a big Thanksgiving meal together ...every year?

United States
November 9, 2007 8:56am CST
my family really do not do this..My husbands mother usually likes everyone to come and bring a side dish..my kids go to my ex-mother-in-law's house on Thanksgiving..this year, my husband and I are going to the mountains and go hiking..catch a meal at the local "family" restaurant they have on the mountain...should be interesting...
1 person likes this
5 responses
• Kuwait
11 Nov 07
Not so big but the most important is that we are together and we can still find our way to set and have fun together especially to this time of holiday. big dinner is prepare but not at all home we are sharing in one big meal like a party.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
11 Nov 07
We do all get together either with my husband's family or mine (or both...talk about stuffed). I love Thanksgiving meals...all the yummy side dishes. Hiking in the mountains sounds like fun...
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Yes we usually have a big meal with both sides of the family. On my side we have a big dinner and we usually stop by and chat with everyone but dont eat. My parents, my uncles, my brothers and sister, and my grandparents show up and they play cards until it is time to eat and watch football. At my hubbys side of the family....we eat there. His mother and father and uncles all show up and his gramma cooks the meal. The guys are usually hunting and we usually put up grammas christmas decorations for her! Its fun! I love thanksgiving!
@leeesa (885)
• United States
10 Nov 07
My family isn't close and I usually end up alone on Thanksgiving. I do the whole meal anyway and am so sick of turkey after a week that I don't eat it again until the next year! I hate being alone on holidays, but I try not to let it ruin my day.
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
No ... thanksgiving is really just another day around here. I've never felt anything special about it, neither do my husband or children, but logically, it's likely because we raised our kids with the mindset of being thankful DAILY for what we have, and not to limit it to one day a year. So because that's a constant mindset, when thanksgiving rolls around, none of us see it as anything worth participating in. I'm Canadian, we had our thanksgiving already this year. I believe we had pizza and watched movies most of the day .. just like any other family day. *shrug*