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agardenfull 10-11-2012 01:26 PM

Skipping Thanksgiving ~ Gasp!
Anyone else ever pondered this? I've always had a big Thanksgiving for my family, we are talking the whole day: Breakfast breads and special coffees, snacks/special candy, the big dinner with all the trimmings and desert. This year Dh and I have decided to skip it and take the children that are still at home to Disneyland :lostit: Unreal to say the least but exciting as well. I figure since the remaining children have husbands or are "betrothed" they can spend the day with their other families:giggle2: I know I sound awful but after 25 years of the it all ~ I daring to do something different:cry: Anyone else ever done this:headscratch:

TexasHeatherLynn 10-11-2012 03:22 PM

Re: Skipping Thanksgiving ~ Gasp!
I say go for it as long as your kiddos are okay with it. I love the whole tradition and it deeply saddens me when it changes.

stevensmom 10-11-2012 03:25 PM

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sounds awesome!

we are debating going to my sister's for thanksgiving this year...she lives 3 hours away. My parents and other sister are going there. I don't know what my inlaws are doing...they may be going to my fil's sisters house.

I would love to just go somewhere and not worry about it :giggle2: Don't need to cook, worry about the kids not behaving

MarieSeeking 10-11-2012 03:27 PM

We pretty much leave thanksgiving up to the kids. Whatever they want! The only traditions around here involve staying flexible and keeping an open mind. Disneyland sounds great!

missemily 10-12-2012 06:45 AM

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I am thinking of doing something similar. Anything so I don't have to cook while pregnant. We were going to go on a camping trip to a cabin with the kiddies.

KaleidoscopeEyes 10-12-2012 09:49 AM

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we only do thanksgiving if we are invited somewhere.

s@hmommy 10-12-2012 10:04 AM

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I would be sad if my parents decided to skip a holiday, it's usually the only time I see some of my grown nieces and nephews.

Rdesonia 10-12-2012 10:19 AM

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I often skip the big turkey dinner and go for a smaller meal. When DS was little I made a Chicken or individual cornish hens. DS told everyone we ate baby turkey or how he ate his whole turkey all by himself! :giggle2: The last few years we got free turkeys (from DH's work) so we did a turkey but only a few side items. We freeze a lot of the leftovers. We don't have any family close by and I refuse to travel during a "holiday".

I have joked for several years that I was going to "skip" the whole thing and go eat a buffet at the Native American Casino. It would be less work and then I could tell the kids how the first meal was not only to be thankful of the harvest but also cross-cultural. (Well that is the excuse I use to try to get out of it!)

dagmomma 10-12-2012 10:54 AM

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I think it sounds great and my parents have always wanted to do Disneyworld for Thanksgiving but never had the confidence to stand up to my Grandparents.

I say go for it and have a blast!

PerfectFifth 10-12-2012 11:39 AM

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Now, if you said you were skipping Thanksgiving and just sitting around the house all day in loneliness instead, I would feel bad. But going to Disney World? That is definitely something to be thankful for!!! :) I hope you all have a ton of fun!

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