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Parents Speak The Hilarious Truth About Dealing With Kids On Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 22, 2016  —  By Matthew Derrick  
Matthew Derrick

Matthew Derrick

Writer and sassy ginger currently residing in central Pennsylvania. Matt spends most of his free time online shopping for clothing that he doesn't need, perfecting the art of eye-rolling, and indulging in all forms of pop culture.

After a long day of slaving over a stove and nearly burning the bird, parents look forward to finally getting a chance to sit down and enjoy the fruits of their Thanksgiving labor.

Unfortunately, as most parents have learned by now, dealing with children on Thanksgiving could leave anyone feeling a little less than thankful. These moms and dads took to Twitter to vent their frustrations, and if you have kiddos, I have a sneaking suspicion you'll identify with what they have to say.

1. The verdict is in. Next year we're going to Chuck E. Cheese for the holidays.

2. Crushed it.

3. "Over the river and through the woods for a feast my kids won't enjoy."

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4. If you've been doing it wrong, so have we.

5. The hardest homework assignment they'll have all year.

6. Screaming kids + vodka = some semblance of sanity.

7. You try making gravy from scratch when there are 46,000 (okay, three) kids running around.

8. In your son's defense, we all have that one smelly relative.

9. Now this is a Thanksgiving feast fit for a kid.

10. This mom wins Thanksgiving/life.

11. Something to be thankful for: takeout.

12. I don't see why Go-Gurt can't be a new Thanksgiving Day staple.

13. It's the greatest form of free daycare.

14. Thanksgiving is significantly lacking in the gift department.

15. Kids are easy to get along with...when they're asleep.

16. Who asked for your advice anyhow?

17. Texan parents have a few tricks for dealing with their kids on Turkey Day.

18. Whatever it takes to get them out of your hair.


20. Come for the food, stay for the great conversation.

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Just wait, parents. Once Thanksgiving is over, there are only a few more weeks until Christmas. You'll get to relive it all again soon.


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