There are a lot of things I hope for y’all, and chief among those is that you don’t get the reference in my title.
It’s not me just being vulgar or whatever again. I mean, it is to a degree, but it’s a reference to the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I’m hesitant to call it a movie because of how bad it is, and not in the sense that any of those super cringey rom-coms from the 90s/early 2000s were bad. This movie has elements of murder, Thanksgiving, and sexual assault committed by a turkey. The good/bad movie rating scale doesn’t cover this one. It’s called ThanksKilling, and I only saw it because a friend wanted to show us the worst movie ever one night when we were hanging out. HOORAY FOR FRIENDS.
I’m sure that the ThanksKilling writeres weren’t the first ones to use “Gobble gobble, motherfucker,” but it stuck. And it’s the tagline for the movie.
Now that I’ve made you go WTF, let me get into our Thanksgiving activities.
I’m about 99 percent sure that I’d be content to do Thanksgiving at home forever. We briefly visited two sets of the non-quarantined grandparents as promised and then cooked our food, ate, and watched TV at home. It is the perfect situation for Baby Girl, who gets burned out very quickly on bouncing around to three other houses (where we stay hours) where there are always crowds of loud people in a small space. It’s anxiety-inducing for me, and downright hellish for her. Her Thanksgiving this year was meltdown-free, plus she didn’t have to be subjected to any “picky eater” comments.
My dad was a bit of a dick when we visited him, but it was done privately at least (and it wasn’t a total surprise). I got the “You’re being paranoid [by not coming for the full Thanksgiving because of COVID], you’re living your life in fear, this is a hoax created by Democrats who want to take over the world and hurt Trump, only idiots believe in this” and more spiel. Standard fare, right? We cut the short visit shorter than planned and went home to tend to a “turkey emergency.”
Gobble gobble, MFer.
What are you thankful for? Not having to endure three hours of Trump ranting and raving, for starters.
Stepping away from the negativity (hey, I gotta vent somewhere), we truly did enjoy our non-traditional Thanksgiving. My husband cooked an amazing turkey, I made some amazing pies, and that’s really all I need to be happy with my Thanksgiving meal. (We did have mac ‘n cheese, corn, dressing courtesy of my stepmom, rice, gravy, and rolls. It was a carby meal.) My kids and I also started a Friends themed LEGO set someone gave me as an early birthday gift, and we enjoyed the hell out of that. Baby Girl said it was the best Thanksgiving ever. ❤
Here’s a way better Gobble Gobble turkey gif:
If you live in the U.S., how was your Thanksgiving?