Here are things I won't be doing on that day.
I won't be.... using fine china.
We'll probably be eating off these paper plates that I found for 70% off at Target two years ago.
I'm always amazed when people post their table photos. How do they keep their china together? How do they decorate so well? I am awful at decorating. How is their table not covered with toys and weird stains?
I won't be...watching what I eat.
I'm always baffled when I see all these articles on how awful it is to pig out on Thanksgiving. Experts are all, "You can consume over 2000 calories on Thanksgiving if you aren't careful." I'm like, "Calories don't count on Thanksgiving." I load up my plate with food. I put on my fat pants like Joey on Friends. I pig out. I don't feel guilty. It's a holiday. So pass me another slice of pie, thanks.
I won't be...doing crafts with the kids.
I'm amazed at the people who can cook and do crafts with their kids. I send my kids out of the kitchen and hand them the iPad. Sometimes I'll toss over Play-Doh. Hence why weird stains appear on the table.
I won't be....making turkey.
We're going to a friend's house. She's making the turkey. She also makes fabulous mashed potatoes. We're bringing the green bean casserole and stuffing. And the turkey plates pictured.
I won't be...making anything fancy.
I mean, see above. I follow the recipe for the green bean casserole on the back of the French's fried onions container. The stuffing comes from a box. I don't "do" fancy. I like to eat fancy, but I will not make it because it usually requires more than 4 steps, and I'm not a fan of things that are more than 4 steps.
I won't be....missing this guy.
Because yup, he will be home! He gets to spend the holidays with us, and then he has to go again. I'm incredibly grateful we have him for the holidays as I know some people aren't as lucky.
So what are some things you won't be doing on Thanksgiving?