Hostess With The Mostest
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For many, Thanksgiving is the best holiday out there. I mean, you’re literally gathering around a table for the sole purpose of consuming as much food as humanly possible without an ounce of judgement staring back at you. It’s a beautiful thing. But there’s one individual in every family that enjoys this day just a liiittle bit less than the rest of the crowd: the host.
Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is a lot of work. And while hosting your hungry family is a very generous offer, it’s also very, very ambitious. In previous years, I never fully realized the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. I was kind of busy doing that whole consuming as much food as humanly possible thing we talked about. But this year, the generous, ambitious host for my family gathering is none other than my mother. And after many a call discussing the pending menu and strategic plans for the best dining room table placement, I have come to the conclusion that Thanksgiving, while delicious and judgment free, is an undertaking I could probably go the rest of my life without.
So, to all you gracious hosts out there (Hi Mom, I know you’re reading this), take a deep breath. Accept that it will not be your greatest hair and makeup day, Grandma will in fact bring the green bean casserole that nobody eats but you know she loves to make, and there’s a strong possibility your turkey will be overcooked. But lastly, and most importantly, enjoy yourself. It is a day to be thankful, after all.
Posted by Carolyn