In a county that has a 200% divorce rate, Thanksgiving weekend can be quite an ordeal for some children. Both sets of parents want to spend Thanksgiving day with their child, and all the kid wants to do is spend the day at his girlfriends house. Nothing good will come of this situation, as I’ve learned from personal experience.
Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday. True, you get all the pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce you want, and it marks the arrival of egg nog in the stores, but every year I’m made to feel like I’m choosing one parent over the other.
Compared to Thanksgiving, Christmas is easy. Christmas is a holiday that we have been trained to celebrate for a month, so spending Christmas eve with one parent and Christmas day with the other is no big deal. But if we were to do that with Thanksgiving, it would be the end of the world.
To resolve this yearly problem, I need the housing prices in the county to go down. That way I will be able to afford one and have a giant Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family. Even if that does mean my mom and step-mom have to be in the same room together.