Thanksgiving dinner isn’t one that gets me very excited, unlike my daughter who woke up every morning for nearly two weeks asking “is this the day I get to gobble up the turkey?“. I try to like the bird but I just don’t. I went into our family dinner fully expecting to just fill up on all my favorite sides and veggies only to find out that I’ve got the bestest mommy in the whole world. She made me a personal little side dish of baked ham knowing I wouldn’t touch the turkey bird.
Ham and turkey aside, we really did have the best Thanksgiving dinner thanks to a collaborative effort between me and my mom. She took care of half the meal at her house while I spent the day baking up some gorgeous Cloverleaf rolls, the semi-homemade stuffing, green beans, cranberry apple sauce and a loaf of honey wheat bread just for her.
Black Friday shopping for our family actually started on Friday. None of that 8pm or 10pm stuff on Thanksgiving night. I don’t know what these businesses are thinking trying to turn our family dinner into a shopping spree but it’s not gonna happen. No way. We gobbled up that incredible meal and went back home to let our tummies settle and snuggle.
But we didn’t skip shopping entirely. We just waited until 9 am to go out. I was really expecting the worst but Old Navy wasn’t packed, all the sale items were stocked and we get in and out of the store in less than 20 minutes with a ton of new clothes for the girls. As much as I tried to avoid it, we also ended up in Target where even more winter clothes found their way into the cart, among other things. I swear it’s completely impossible to shop there and leave without spending a small fortune.
So, did ya’ll go out shopping?