Friday, November 27, 2009

Pass the Turkey, You Turkey!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here's how mine went (I figured I'd illustrate it in my cartoon style):

Two relatives got into an argument and were not speaking to each other the entire day:

(I have not put on any identifying marks so that the parties can remain anonymous.)

Another couple is always noticeably absent because they are not "kid people":
I've come to the conclusion that I am never going to know what it would be like to be in this scene:

because inevitably our family get togethers come off more with us acting like these folks:

On the brighter side, I did get to eat lots of this:

Please share your fond Thanksgiving memories. However, if they are "too fond" please don't share as I will just get depressed :-(

Oh, and this will be me - next year!!!!!

The others can get together and "enjoy" each other's company!!!

Still time to enter my Oh!Nuts Giveaway!

44 comments:

LC Neill said...

The mustache is a dead give a way :|0.
There's nothing more soothing than a big hunk of pumpkin pie to tame family dysFUNction. It should be our national dessert, don't you think?

Anti-Supermom said...

I like the bra and pumpkin pie drawing, looks like a lovely pie ;)

Our Thanksgiving is today, we'll see how this goes...

strokeofliving said...

This is exactly why I don't go home for the holiday. TOO MUCH DRAMA. I'm fine being with friends or totally alone sneaking into movies all day.What you've never done that?

Well since you asked here's how: Buy a ticket for one movie, keep in mind when the next showing starts to another movie in the same theater and mosie on over there. Keep doing that until you've caught up on all of your films. When you see theater staff smile and keep it moving, or play it off by going to the rest room or concessions, unless these places are located too close to the ticket checker stand. Then it won't work so well. Remember to bring a big purse to squirrel in food, snack, bottled beverage.

And nope, I've never done this before...ever in my life!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I love the illustration!!!

We took all our food to my grandma's nursing home and had lunch with her there.

Yaya said...

Oh I think every family has drama. And then ones who say they're "perfect" are often the craziest of them all. ;)

Aunt Juicebox said...

I would love to just meet one Norman Rockwell family in my lifetime. Just to see if one really exists. lol

Lucy said...

Gee, I wish I had could be in that Norman Rockwell painting just once too!

We had a nice Thanksgiving, my parents came to my house BUT my brother and sister both live in the same town and BOTH stayed in their respective homes. Pathetic. None of us would cave and get together. Well, my brother had his in-laws,so that made sense but my sister always stays home with her ex-husband and has her daughter over. I have given up inviting them over.
Anyways, just letting you know there are other dysfunctional families out there too:)

Christina said...

Were you belly dancing to entertain guest or what?

Best moment was Daddy shooting the kids with a marshmallow blaster while they drank hot cocoa.

Joy said...

I love how you drew a belly-dancing outfit on your stick figure! ;o)

Fond Thanksgiving memory: Eating Sweet Potato Crisp. That I made. From Screaming Mimi's blog!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

We had a wonderful time, but I can't share all the gory details. Let's just say that the folks are getting older and need more help. Loved your drawings and your idea for next year. Can I come too?

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the drawings. Holidays are full of drama and pie.

Rebecca Jo said...

I think dysfunctional IS the functional family! :)

I think that Norman Rockwell picture doesnt show their hands on purpose... their pinching each other & hitting each other in the leg under the table!

Melissa B. said...

Yeah, I think I'll join you on that Caribbean island. No one raised a voice until a few hours after dinner. The shouting match was brief, though, and everyone was speaking this morning. Crisis averted!

Vodka Logic said...

At least you retained your sense of humor.
And doesn't like kids on a holiday. I would be glad they didn't come.

Best to you all..

Mommy, I'm Home said...

That is exactly why we spend every Thanksgiving on vacation -- just me, The Midge and my husband (and this year our dog). We drove all of 90 minutes south to a very nice resort Wednesday, and spent Thursday eating and resting and swimming. To make it even better, we stay here through Sunday so we can enjoy the spa, the on-site shops, and the arrival of Santa on Saturday. And, best of all, no cooking and cleaning for me....

Lisa said...

I think we all have family members like that. I have a couple that act like kids myself.

My fond memories are growing up in a huge family that all got together at memaws and pepaws on the holidays...they are both gone now and we have all scattered,kinda sad actually.

Fond memory yesterday...Nikki's first baby bump pic!!

Randi Troxell said...

oh my! your family sounds like mine a tad bit...

lol.. have a wonderful weekend!!!

Kristin said...

Not kid people? Eh? Who doesn't love little one during the holidays? Jerks. ah ha ha

Bianca said...

I've rarely experienced that famous Thanksgiving painting.... never any drama at my house, it's just been very mellow...and or awkward!

Tammy Howard said...

Fellow Bundy's. Love it.

Jen said...

What a hilarious post! I LOVE the stick figures!! Sounds like my family with the two people not talking!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving was probably the kids singing Christmas song on our way home!

Hope you are having a great weekend:)

Beth said...

You are such an artist! My family gets along nicely with each other. Still, it definitely isn't a Rockwell scene. Oh, and I always have my ex-husband at our Thanksgiving dinners. He usually sits next to my husband.

I know, I know... we are weird.

Amanda said...

I love that you eat pie in your belly dancing outfit. :)

Mine was good. we ate lots and chatted then chased kids around then played wii then slept.

:)

Good times.

Blessings!
Amanda

Leproust Vintage said...

hahaha oh my goodness, this sounds like my family! At the end of the day we can all laugh about it, but there is always tension somewhere at our holidays! I love your illustrations!

Kaylen said...

This is the first year I've had Thanksgiving at my place with friends since maybe 1997. I have hated Thanksgiving for the last decade. But this year was nice...it was just me and my son and some family friends. We almost all got along. It was lovely.

BUT - I'm sure Christmas will be with family and it will be a mess. :)

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

oh that was a fun read..

i am sure you had great time
hugs and love

crazymamaof3 said...

MMMMMM..my fondest memory was the eating..trust me yours was better. I usually do have the Rockwell thanksgiving but we just lost our mom to cancer so it was sad..next holiday i plan to drink more! I recomend you do the same..LOL

Emma Louise said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Honorablyfallen said...

thankyou for stopping by my blog lol i love your digital sketches! ~Sarahlynn

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by my blog from SITS! Your illustrations are hilarious!

Courtney (AKA MommaRoberts) said...

HAHA LOVED it! I sooo know what you mean. That's pretty much how our Thanksgiving goes :) As fdor the pic I don't think I'll ever know whta it's like either!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
From SITS :)

Laura said...

This should make you feel a little better....There is NO family that looks like that picture, and if they tell you otherwise they are liars! :) Can I come with you next year...it looks fabulous!? Oh, and is that you eating pie in your belly dancer outfit? You crack me up. :)

Maureen said...

Hey, thanks for the comment! Yeah, I thought I'd try blogger out for a while, maybe improve my html skills. can't really do that so much on wordpress.

this is a really cute post!

alessandra said...

Do you eat pumpkin pie wearing a belly dancing suit?
Great!

AJ said...

I LOVE THIS THIS POST !!!

My Thanksgiving was nice and quiet with a great time getting to meet some new additions to the brood. Glad yours was great.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to sits. Feel free to follow me.

1 Special Family said...

Looks like the normal family to me! My mom wants us to all go on a family cruise together, it's hard to make her understand why the boat won't be big enough!

BrnEyedGal said...

You are hilarious as usual Carma...LOL
I think if everyone is honest they have the same family as you do!!! I know I did...I had my aunt and uncle both saying..."He/She's been driving me nuts all day!"
Ah well, it wouldnt be a Holiday without a little craziness now would it...heehee.

AnnQ said...

LOL! Great picture montage :-)

Emma said...

I was just debating whether or not it's okay to have leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast. I was leaning towards "No, just have toast." when I happened upon your little drawing and decided it's kizmit! Time for pie!

Oh, and thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love the drawings..are you wearing your belly dancing outfit?..lol

Janna Bee said...

I'll be honest- all of the good thanksgivings blend together, but I do remember last year's thanksgiving. I stayed home with the baby who had the stomach flu. Memorable for sure!

PJ said...

Hi Carma! I'm PJ. You visited my blog today, PJ's Prayer Line. Anyway, I enjoyed your post. The one I really relate to is this Thanksgiving one. We live in the same town with my hubby's parents. His mom is always complaining about cooking during the holidays and saying she's not going to do it. Well, guess what? She ends up doing it. Although we all bring stuff to eat, she claims to have to do all the work. Not only that there's always an argument that starts up. Needless to say we do not enjoy going over. Well this year, my hubby got the bright idea first to go out and eat. Then he changed his mind and we ended up just getting a "prepared meal from the grocery store deli! Really "holidayish". It's just he and I, so he didn't want me to "waste money on a big meal". He informed me that I will be cooking for Christmas, and he invited just his brother and sister-in-law. That will save the arguments (at least for a few days), and room, as we are going to have to take out our livingroom furniture to put a table in there to eat on. ( Our rooms in the house are VERRRRRRy small. If we have company, there is only room enough for 3 people to sit in our living room to visit. That's why we have to remove the furniture to eat. Oh well, I write like I talk. Too Much. Sorry about the book. When I first started blogging, a blogger friend of mine said "keep your comments short and sweet". Weeeell, I don't know what that means. It takes me 10 minutes to say one sentence. My husband hates to talk to me because of this.

Hope to see more of you at my blog!

PJ

Eevee said...

Visiting from SITS and so glad to have clicked on your link :)

Your post brought a smile to my face & made me feel not so alone in not having the perfect family get togethers.

Blessings,
Eevee

Julie said...

I just love your illustrations! I'd like to have that Norman Rockwell type scene too, but thankful for what I have. And for pumpkin pie.

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