Reasons to get out of bed…

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. And to be totally honest, as these major holidays go, Thanksgiving is my least favorite. In fact, I almost hate it. I used to just have a “meh” attitude towards it, but then I started having to share Thanksgiving and it all spiraled out of control.

I know many people love Thanksgiving (heck, it’s my super awesome boss’s favorite). I understand, that unlike many of the other holidays, it’s not all about shopping and gifts and commercialism. It’s about family… and turkey…

And that’s pretty much why I don’t love the holiday… I’m a vegetarian so… eh… on the turkey. Although my mother makes a lovely spread. But now that my wonderful boyfriend and I share Thanksgiving, we go to both family’s houses. It means a total of 5 hours of driving, missing parts of meals, and being generally stressed about leaving early/arriving late. Plus, there is a huge change in mental attitudes from one house to the next. One house is super chill, in fact it’s “pajamas Thanksgiving” so we can all be thankful about being comfortable! The other house has a lot more people, is super chaotic, is formal, and generally a little more stressful. It’s a little complicated to switch gears that drastically.

We’ve thought about only going to one… but that wouldn’t fly with either family… and we don’t think the families would mix well… So while for many this is a holiday about family… for us it’s also a little about obligations to family. Please don’t get me wrong though, I do love both families and I do love the idea of taking a day out of life to really focus on all that we’re thankful for. It’s nice to stop and notice all of the blessings in one’s life. I do really love that part about the day.

It’s just one day and we’ll all survive. But! To keep my spirits up for this day I thought I would post little Thanksgiving or vegetarian jokes/cartoons leading up to Thursday. You have to be able to laugh at yourself right?

So here’s the first one (I posted it last year, but I still love it):

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Comments on: "And the Holiday Season Begins…" (5)

  1. Thanksgiving either Canadian or American is not really a fav of mine. I get the thankful part, I think that could be done on every occasion where family is brought together. I think there should be more occasions where family gets together (If you get along with your family that’s a plus).

    I’m not a fan of thanksgiving because it’s origin is a horrible one. Genocide of Native Americans. The cute little pilgrim decorations, this false picture of pilgrims and Native Americans dining together. It’s exhausting and fake.

    I also don’t like turkey, but you can pass me that cranberry sauce *drools*

  2. […] honor of Thanksgiving and to cheer myself up about it, as mentioned here, I’m posting silly humor about vegetarians! I hope it also makes you […]

  3. […] more post before Thanksgiving to make fun of vegetarians and cheer myself […]

  4. […] all my whining and complaining about how I don’t like Thanksgiving, it actually turned out to be not so bad. […]

  5. I gave up expecting Thanksgiving with my family to be a special affair. Now I host a similar event at my house another day that week for random friends. It provides a sense of belonging that’s been long absent from my relatives. My friends are the family I wish I could have. :o)

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