I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. My little family drove to Alabama to spend the holiday with my Dads side of the family. We enjoyed visiting with everyone and needless to say, Liam loved getting all that extra attention. Now we're back at home, and I've had some time to reflect on two things that I learned this Thanksgiving which had nothing to do with family, friends, or Hallmark moments. Here they are, in no order of importance:
Thing 1: Head injuries swell remarkably quickly. My 2 1/2 year old son, Liam, tripped and fell. Fortunately he was fine; unfortunately he used his head to break his fall. Less than a minute after the initial impact Liam had a goose egg the size of a golf ball on his forehead. After making sure that he was okay, and thanking the Lord that we had already taken pictures with Santa, we rushed to put ice on his giant, swelling bruise. In order to completely heal Liam's injury, my husband had to make a trip out to Walmart to get our son some ice cream. I'd like to commend that brave, brave man for walking into Walmart just as the Black Friday madness was beginning.
Thing 2: Turducken is a real thing. If you're a "Supernatual" fan like I am, you've heard of Turducken. I had no idea whatsoever that it actually existed, and that people actually ate it. Turducken is a de-boned chicken which is stuffed into a de-boned duck, which is then stuffed into a de-boned turkey. That way, when you carve off a slice, you get three different kinds of meat. In my opinion, this sounds disgusting. However, to heap-big carnivores like my husband, this sounds like Thanksgiving taken to a whole new level.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season has officially kicked off in our house. We are of the belief that holidays need to take their turns, so we don't do any Christmas decorating, play any Christmas music/movies or set up the tree until the day after Thanksgiving at the earliest. My husband has officially given me the green light to geek out and rock the holiday spirit to my hearts content. Ready, set, go!