Philip Gaines at Huffington Post offers the following three tips to get all of us through Thanksgiving day.
Thanksgiving Tip # 1: Keep your Trap Shut!
If someone makes a comment that rubs you the wrong way -- …noting that, at 42, you're probably already run out of time to get married and have kids -- try to let it go. Take it from me, the Sugar Ray Leonard of the Thanksgiving table, the fight is rarely worth the fall-out. And you only have to make it through the pumpkin pie…Change the subject, instead
Thanksgiving Tip # 2: Don't Screw with the Chef !
Most of us are not used to cooking meals for small armies. So, hosting Thanksgiving dinner can make us tense. And last-minute surprises will drive us around the bend…
So, do not pull a Paula Deen and bring a bacon-wrapped turkey to your host's place…Nor should you announce your dietary restrictions at the table: "I've just become a militant vegan, and cannot sit by while you eat turkey -- not even the giblets…"
Thanksgiving Tip # 3: Good Hosts are NOT Arab Spring Dictators !
News flash: Perfect holidays only happen on Walton's Mountain.
So, hosts: Try to roll with the punches…Your stuffing looks like super-glue? Your brothers square off like wannabe Presidential candidates? Don't sweat it! You can't control everything, no matter how hard you try.
See Gaines complete tips here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/philip-galanes/top-tips-for-avoiding-tha_b_1106135.html