So our 2 guest for Thanksgiving cancelled! How to make Thanksgiving more of a holiday feel w/o any family with us to …
So our 2 guest for Thanksgiving cancelled! How to make Thanksgiving more of a holiday feel w/o any family with us to celebrate? Just going to be myself, my husband and 3 year old. I will have to spend half of the day at the hospital for my son in NICU. I was thinking just have a small dinner, then drive around look for Christmas lights? lol Going to be boring Thanksgiving. ;/
Good morning meatlegs. I think it might be nice to go out to eat. Then, your husband could make the turkey he is looking forward to cooking another day, maybe over the weekend. I decided to go out for T-day last year a little too late, and everywhere I tried to get into had no more reservations (most places take reservations). For a few years now it has just been me, my husband and my daughter for thanksgiving. No one has invited us, despite having lots of family here, and when we invite folks, people cancel or say they have other plans. It’s all okay though, less cleaning, and more quality time with my family. One thing we like to do is to play a game or two as a family. Not sure what type of game a 3 year old could play, maybe shoots and ladders or candy land. Or watch a Christmas movie on DVD together and snuggle up on the couch. I hope your little one in NICU gets well soon. Hugs to you!
Turn it into an opportunity to involve the 3 year old. Do you think you and your 3 year old could make something like this for the staff? You could also create a thank you card made out of construction paper, decorated with different colored “leaves” (trace the hand of the three year old and cut out different colors of construction paper, scatter around the border to look like leaves).
Could you make something special for the staff at the NICU that’s having to work the holiday? Then maybe go out to eat then follow up with the Christmas lights. Sometimes when the usual traditions aren’t possible, it can be fun to go in an entirely different direction to make a memory that will always stand apart from all the other holiday celebrations. I’ll have your family in my prayers that Little One gets to come home soon!
It could be that your cancellations did so as to take any pressure off of you with your son in hospital.
Would it be possible to make a dinner that you could take up to the hospital, and eat together with yur son? I remember, all those years ago, when we moved here, a million miles away from family, and had to do our Easters, TG’s and Christmases sort of “alone”, but as my Grandfather used to say, at the end of the day “Family” is all you’ve got, and there’s so much to be thankfull just in that! Its about being together, as many times, and as much as possible. Don’t lose that.