It’s the day after Thanksgiving even though nothing about yesterday felt like Thanksgiving and nothing about today feels like Black Friday.
The celebration was small – just me and my parents – not really for Covid reasons but for shrinking family reasons.
I did get to see the kids earlier in the day. Here’s the proof…
The big takeaway from the day, month, and the year is to just be thankful for the little things. I know people say that every year, but this year especially, it felt important to count my blessings.
Even the smallest of the small blessings.
OK, enough melancholy, here are the funniest parenting tweets and memes this week.
You gave away your stretchy pants after pregnancy
I keep mine in a special Thanksgiving box
We are not the same
— Real Life Mommy (@reallifemommy3) November 25, 2020
Boss: What are you working on?
Me: Ugh. Trying to make this deadline
Boss: I'll leave you to it, then
Me: [goes back to Christmas shopping]
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) November 25, 2020
Most weight loss resolutions are made the day after Thanksgiving
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) November 26, 2020
me: how about some nice, healthy fruit for breakfast today?
me, to hubs: you can stop asking for that dna test now
— mom mom mom mom mom (@notmythirdrodeo) November 27, 2020
I wear leggings because I no longer wish to know what my pants size is
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) November 22, 2020
Do other people’s Thanksgivings operate the way my house did where dinner might be ready any time between 3pm and 9:30pm and the people cooking get very angry if you ask
— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) November 23, 2020
what if all of my systems are nervous
— woahh mann (@ashhhhhhole) November 25, 2020
my 4yo declared she no longer likes pizza and 2020 just got personal
— MumInBits (@MumInBits) November 27, 2020
Sometimes my toddler mixes up his c’s with p’s so his chants of “I want corn!” were a big hit at the dinner table tonight.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) November 27, 2020
4: mama i love you
Me: awee I…
4: even though you look ugly
Me: …spoke too soon
— Manic Mama (@JannaKillHimNik) November 26, 2020
It turns out I don't have to travel hundreds of miles and visit with family to experience the magic of the holidays. There was alcohol in my refrigerator all along.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) November 26, 2020
Today I taught my son how to make cranberry sauce. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! pic.twitter.com/2CQRkaWTfH
— Shannon Carpenter (@HossmanAtHome) November 26, 2020
5-year-old: Did we eat lunch?
Me: Yes. It was Thanksgiving, remember?
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) November 26, 2020
That 9 PM paper plate of thanksgiving leftovers just hits different.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) November 27, 2020
Making appetizers on Thanksgiving Day makes no sense but a dad’s gotta do what a dad’s gotta do.
— Boyd's Backyard™ (@TheBoydP) November 26, 2020
My husband doesn't know it yet, but tomorrow I'm going to be thankful he got up early with the kids, made a donut run and brought me back my favorite coffee.
— The Salty Mamas (@saltymamas) November 26, 2020
Pumpkin pie is a vegetable.
I will take no discussion on this.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) November 26, 2020
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