This past weekend was the Thanksgiving holiday. Before I give anybody heart failure because they think that they somehow lost over a month of their lives, I should clarify that it was Canadian Thanksgiving. It’s more than a month earlier that American Thanksgiving because us Canadians are over-achievers. Or something.
Back in the summer we decided that we would head down to the big city of Vancouver to share turkey with my husband’s side of the family. My side of the family is also in the Big City (a bunch of them, at least) but for some reason the major holidays are not ones that we necessarily celebrate together. The “some reason” may have something to do with multiple marriages and divorces and whatnot, but it’s all good. We still went to visit with my family and my kids basked in Grandpa/Auntie/Uncle love.
While the turkey dinner we had with his side of the family was good and great and the time spent with people was truly wonderful, there were a lot of little factors that made it not as easy as if we had hosted it ourselves (obviously). My husband is a fan of routine, even more than I am, and he likes the same side dishes (a new one or two is fine; but let’s not throw away everything) and his standard desserts and turkey done the way we (I) do it.
We’ll be making Christmas dinner at our house, whether or not the family joins us, is what I’m saying.
How about you? Where do you celebrate the holidays? Do you slit the time, alternate, or just do your own thing?