Holidays/Happy Thanksgiving

@sissy15 (11038)
United States
November 24, 2022 12:37pm CST
It has been a while but thought I'd drop in to say Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today. I have had a very busy month. My son's birthday party was last weekend (he turned 12) and I feel like we have mostly just been on the go. We have had a lot going on between work, school, and after school activities. We have been on the go more than we haven't. My husband is currently cooking Thanksgiving dinner while I am chilling. I'll go down and help him in a bit but I've learned he likes when I stay out of the way. He gets overwhelmed by people in the kitchen with him. He is the better cook in the family. I can cook but seldom does anything I make taste as good as anything he makes. I will say I'm kind of sad that our holidays have gone downhill over the years. We used to have big family functions and now it's usually just us. In some ways, it's nice because I don't have to force myself to get around and go somewhere or prepare for everyone to come here but there are times I wish my son could have those family get togethers we once had. When we came together as a family and my son hasn't had that in years. I have learned to be ok with it for the most part but sometimes I miss that family togetherness. The holidays have felt less magical the past few years. I'm trying to come up with ways to get me into the holiday spirit. I am currently looking at doing some crafting and some baking and doing those things that always made holidays so special in the past. I remember as a kid Thanksgiving meant family and food and I always looked forward to it. I remember as a kid being so excited for Christmas and staying up all night talking with my brother about everything the morning would bring. Now I just feel like it's a hassle. I hate feeling that way. I know part of that magic was that I was a kid and I wasn't the one who brought the magic but it was more about family and everything leading up to the holidays and now I feel like it's just stressful and a bunch of stuff I have to do but don't really enjoy. I think part of it is that I don't let myself enjoy some things because I'm so busy trying to make things a certain way instead of taking them in and really allowing myself to be happy. I think this year I'm going to put more effort into slowing down and taking things in and letting myself really enjoy being with those I love most. I can't say it's going to feel anything like it did when I was a kid (maybe also because we haven't had a white Christmas in what feels like years) but I am going to focus on what the season brings. I think some hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas movies might be able to put me in the mood. I hope you all have a wonderful day and are able to get in the spirit of the holidays.
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@celticeagle (139796)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
It is not the same with me these past years too. Memories of past years are bright though. Hope you have a nice holiday. Nice to see you.
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• United States
24 Nov
Happy Thanksgiving! And happy birthday to your son
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@kaylachan (39867)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
I hope you have a happy thanksgiving too.
@RebeccasFarm (78252)
• United States
25 Nov
Oh I can totally relate to the lack luster of holidays these days. Happy Thanksgiving..to you and family
@jstory07 (125385)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov
This year is is just me and my husband and two friends are coming over.
@CarolDM (199109)
• United States
24 Nov
Enjoy your day as well.