Families are like fudge….mostly sweet with a few nuts

With the holidays quickly arriving, Thanksgiving is almost here. Thanksgiving is a chance for families and friends to get together to, reminisce, and possibly watch a little football.

Instead of feeling that this is a stressful time with meal prep, a crowded house, family disagreements and sibling rivalry, and eating too much turkey….use the day to start a new tradition.

Maybe there will be one here to try this year. Most can include children, making sure everyone has a part in this terrific holiday.

  • make placemats or a tablecloth
  • make a Thankful pumpkin (use a Sharpie marker to write what you are thankful for on a large pumpkin)
  • design a family cookbook
  • play a game of pin the feather on the turkey
  • test your knowledge with a game of Thanksgiving trivia
  • go on a tech fasting (put your phones/tablets/Xbox/etc away, even if just for an hour)
  • make a thankful jar
  • watch your favorite movie
  • go for a family walk after your meal
  • have the kids serve desert
  • stay connected with family members far away

Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. It is hard being away from family, but I have learned that you create your own extended family wherever you live. We have learned to begin new traditions. As my son once wrote on a cake plate they display in their kitchen – FAMILIES are like fudge…mostly sweet with a few nuts.
(Sorry about the picture quality. I actually took this picture years ago as a memory. I never expected the phrase would stick with me and I would use the pic in a post – smile!)

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Enjoy your family and be sure to share your traditions with us!

Inspired by
National Geographic Kids

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