If you're in traffic, wait in line at your TSA checkpoint, or if you're making your Thanksgiving on your way across the river and through the forest to your mother's house, remember that every day and night At the weekend for the sake of everyone is going as smoothly as possible. This does not mean that it is only up to your parents to make sure that the turkey comes out of the oven on time. You are also part of this family. And as an adult child, your mother has different expectations of you when you are at home on vacation. How do we know? We asked our mothers.
The Doynes of our respective Thanksgivings were too up for grabs, with tips on how to become a good son this week. Use them at your discretion. She will love you anyway, no matter what.
FIRST AND FOREMOST
"What does a mother of Thanksgiving children want? To come to Thanksgiving! If the plane tickets were not that expensive. " -Cathryne Goulet; Harbor Beach, MI ( Mother of Matt Goulet; Editor-in-Chief )
"Give a mummy a drink. That's always a good thing. A strong drink. The whole weekend on the weekend. Suppose you come home. You know that dad set up the bar. Let's say you drink a drink that you like to eat, like an old-fashioned one. So say, "Here I will make you an old-fashioned one." And just give it to me. Why do not I drink it? – C.G.
BE THE CHARMER YOU ARE
"Be nice to the obscure relatives or newly-invited acquaintances Mom has invited. Get her involved in a conversation. Your mother will be so proud and grateful to you. – Peg Aston; Grapevine, TX ( Mother of Ross McCammon; Special Projects Editor )
AT THE LARGEST BAR NIGHT OF THE YEAR
"I want you to go to the bar on Wednesday night. In fact, I want your old friends to drop by before you go to the bar, just so I could see them. If you are loaded, that's fine. Just know that I do not want you to get sick and I want you to be part of things. Do not sleep until 1 o'clock when the company comes around at 3 o'clock. " -CC
LET LITTLE GESTURES DO THE TALKING
" Your mother works hard to make the day special. Show her that you appreciate the effort by being punctual and are political. Tell happy stories and help carry dishes. This will let them know that you are grateful for their presence in your life. Rebecca Schrodt; Miami, FL ( Mother of Paul Schrodt, Cultural Editor )
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NOT DYNAMIC CALLING
Do not Bring Horrible People Home What I Say Need a Yoko Ono to Ruin the Family Who broke up the Beatles? It just takes one! -CG
COMPLIMENT: EVERY LAST PLATE
Make sure you find out who brought what and praise that person They're proud of their version of the green bean casserole, even if it is taken from the can of fried onions. Do not tell them about it After that, their recipe for the same dish is much better. – PA
LIMIT THE TRIPS DOWN MEMORY LANE
"It's fun to watch old videos, sure keep it limited so that in-laws do not think, Well, that's boring. Because I remember going to Grandma's and Grandpa's and watching slides and … man, that would be a slumber party. Familiarize yourself with the photos and the old family videos. " -CG
" Other people, they get drunk and start carving set and they go on each other. Know who you are with Maybe you need to avoid political talks, unless you want to be a real donkey and get the people going. – C.G.