I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in a few short days! I was chatting with my girlfriend the other night about our upcoming Thanksgiving plans. We ended up exchanging funny stories about our quirky in-laws during past Thanksgivings, and we had each other laughing so hard. I mean, who doesn’t have a crazy story to tell about their relatives or in-laws during the Holidays?
So, I decided to share a quick story below about my mother-in-law from last Thanksgiving, and I wanted to hear all of your funny stories! Everyone could use a great laugh or two, right? Laughing is always a great stress reliever, especially during the hectic Holiday season. Thus, I decided to make this a fun and easy contest for everyone. So, whomever submits the funniest Holiday story (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s) about their family, relatives, or in-laws will win the two gorgeous, hand-loomed Turkish towels from Wanderlüks, pictured above.
Wanderlüks offers beachwear, accessories and home goods that evoke effortless elegance. Their textile products are loomed in Turkey from the finest natural fibers like cotton, linen, silk, wool and bamboo using centuries-old hand craftsmanship. The result is comfortable, functional pieces that deliver affordable luxury and relaxed glamour. The lightweight, compact, versatile towels, scarves and cover-ups are sure to become your beach chic, travel and everyday essentials.
Even better, the owner of Wanderlüks is a sweet mommy friend of mine. It’s always great to support other women, and other mommies. #womensupportingwomen. Be sure to check out their website here.
To enter this contest, simply submit a quick story to either firstname.lastname@example.org, or even as a comment below this post. Winner will be announced on December 1st! Let’s share a good laugh!
So, here’s my short story…
Last year, we had my husband’s parents over for Thanksgiving weekend. I stayed up late the night before chopping and prepping food, and brining the turkey. A short five hours later, my 18-month-old twins had my exhausted self up early at 5 a.m. I battled with them for 90-minutes to get them to eat their breakfast. I then passed the little monsters off to my husband and hit the kitchen to make our Thanksgiving feast. After sweating and slaving all morning over a turkey, a ham, and five side dishes all by myself (well, my husband may have helped peel a potato), my hungry mother-in-law approaches me for the second time to ask when the food would be ready. I reply, “Just 15 more minutes for the turkey, Moooommmm.” The ham and side dishes were done. And mind you, it was only noon. It wasn’t like I was making everyone starve into the late afternoon. I turn around and walk upstairs to get the babies washed up and ready for our Thanksgiving meal. When I came back down stairs, I found her already halfway through a bowl of $0.50 ramen noodle soup. Ramen soup. Ramen. Soup. Just. Couldn’t. Wait. I wanted to shoot myself.