I’m a fan of the saying, the family that plays together, stays together. However, I didn’t know this saying would be a part of my Thanksgiving dinner. When my mom invited my brother and I over for dinner, I took a dish to pass. Once I arrived, I realized I should have taken a rake.
Some families get together during the holidays to have dinner. Our family got together on Thanksgiving to rake leaves. If my mother had sent out an invite, the small print would have read, come prepared to do chores after dinner.
When my mother said she wanted us to help clean around her house, I thought she was joking. As it turned out, the joke was on me. After dinner, we bundled up, grabbed a stack of leaf bags and began our task.
It was just before dusk as we stuffed bag after bag with sticks and leaves. After filling a few bags, we took a break to toss some of the leaves into the air. Thus began the fun part of gathering leaves. My teen son wanted to get the task done, but my brother humored me and took part.
Almost every time I get together with family something funny develops. I’ve learned to accept the quirkiness of my family as part of who we are. We could probably change, but why?
What fun things have you done with your family lately?