Last night’s Thanksgiving fun was actually fun! For me, and not just the kids! It’s just so much easier to parent on home turf, even though the actual Thanksgiving event was ~40 min away in Miami Beach.
I believe the magic age where family events become enjoyable is around 4. Under 3, and it’s basically chasing your kid around and only having snippets of conversation when someone takes pity on you, unless there is an enterprising tween in the family that wants to practice babysitting.
Anyway, it was great. We were there from 4 pm until close to 10 pm and all 3 kids fell asleep in the car. ALSO, our weather in November is much better than NC. I like the idea of crisp weather much more than the actual weather itself. Again, reminding myself because I know I whine a lot about the lack of fall being frustrating here. For me, it’s worth it for nights like this one:
Not go into any stores because I have all 3 kids and Black Friday shopping just doesn’t have any appeal in that context
Let kids have screen time I work out (Josh had to leave for the hosp at 7:30 and has multiple cases.)
Cookie decorating playdate
“Fancy” dinner with family