Although today is officially Thanksgiving, we celebrated yesterday because my daughter had to work today. It wasn’t quite the same. I remember one year we changed up and opened presents Christmas night instead of Christmas Day and we swore we’d never do that again.
It’s something about tradition that keeps you balanced. When you cast off tradition for whatever reason, you end up regretting it in one way or another. When we were kids, Thanksgiving and Christmas was full of traditions. You did the same thing every year and although at the time you may hate the monotony of it, years down the road, these are the traditions you will long for.
Christmas was more of a big deal than Thanksgiving was at our house growing up but when I got older and had a family of my own, I absolutely loved Thanksgiving because I absolutely loved to cook festive meals. I never really loved to cook but holiday cooking was the bomb. I would have Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV while I cooked everything so methodically. Turkey goes in at a certain time, comes out a certain time and while I was doing all this, it was just the neatest feeling.
I don’t think I have any real Thanksgiving Day traditions except I realized I like celebrating Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day and not the day before. But just think, today I can play. ;o)
Do you have any Thanksgiving Day traditions? How do you spend your day?