Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Three tips for getting through Thanksgiving

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.

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