11. “I put my foot down. We had 23 people for Thanksgiving last year and the year before. But I have sacrificed not going anywhere for my 77-year-old dad’s sake. So no, we’re not having Thanksgiving this year.”
“My stepmom asked me if her brother, his son, and his daughter-in-law could come for Thanksgiving. I thought it was okay. But then it became, ‘Oh yeah, and her nephew’s daughter and fiancé are flying in from Texas.’ ‘Oh, and her other brother and his daughter, son-in-law, and their three kids (two of which are in college).’ Her nephew offered to bring all of the food, but I didn’t care.
It’s too many people, some of whom are coming from out of state. I don’t understand why people aren’t taking this virus seriously, especially now that cases are skyrocketing. We settled with just her one brother coming, who we’ve seen throughout quarantine, and our neighbors. It was a compromise.”