I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 13 nieces and nephews (it's about to be 14 because yet another one is due in October!). 5 great-nephews & 5 great-nieces. And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 9 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens, Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
A new survey found eight facts about how we celebrate Thanksgiving: Almost as many people play board games on Thanksgiving as watch football . . . 41% of people take a nap . . . 52% have two helpings . . . and 86% claim they help clean up after the meal. But only 56% of hosts say they allow their guests to help.
#1.) 64% of people say they'll watch football on Thanksgiving and 56% say they'll play board games.
#2.) Nearly half of the people that host Thanksgiving begin preparing the dinner on the Monday or Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.
#3.) 55% of Thanksgiving guests bring the host a gift and 84% of the gifts are a dessert or side dish.
#4.) 48% of hosts let someone else carve the turkey usually their significant other.
#5.) 41% of people will take a nap on Thanksgiving.
#6.) 52% have a second helping of dinner.
#7.) One in three people say they like leftovers better than Thanksgiving dinner itself.
#8.) And 86% of guests say they help with cleaning up and washing dishes after Thanksgiving dinner but 56% of hosts say they don't LET their guests help out.