My husband hates turkey. No matter how it’s prepared, he’ll complain. My uncle voted for Trump and my cousin is still feeling the Bern. My daughter has pink eye and a diaper rash and my son refuses to wear pants. I meant to shower, but ran out of time and am hosting in my yoga pants. But on this mother’s Thanksgiving, I’m grateful. And so are these moms from across the web.
I’m thankful for white noise machines and boxed wine. -Elly Lonon, BugginWord
I’m thankful that just when you think the box of wine is empty, you can take the plastic bag out and salvage two more glasses. Win! -Jennifer Weedon Palazzo, MomCave
That I don’t have to lift, one…single…finger for Thanksgiving dinner this year. My awesome MIL and I decided to have Thanksgiving at a restaurant that serves an AMAZING Thanksgiving buffet instead. No cleanup, no prep work, ZERO STRESS! Why haven’t we done this before?! -Tonia, Why Not Mom
I’m thankful for a day off from carting my daughter around for dance. I’m also thankful for secret candy stashes. -Amy Mayo
I’m thankful that none of my in-laws speak or make an effort to speak English. -Rina Mae, Finding Dutchland
I am thankful that after 8 months of potty training my youngest is down to one accident a week or less. -Lola Marguerita, Live By Surprise
I’m thankful my daughter is not playing 2 sports this winter. Being a good, dedicated mother is tiring my ass out. -Teri Biebel, Snarkfest
(and one from a dad…) I’m thankful that I’m slowly going deaf. In addition dulling the sounds of screeching six-year-old girls it also provides me with plausible deniability in my relationship with my wife. -Richard Black, The Unfit Father
Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche, Blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE. She's a working actress in NYC who has appeared in films, commercials, and some very off-off Broadway plays. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom (for blogs like Scary Mommy and Mamalode) Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives with her husband, Evan, bandleader of The Hot Sardines and two spirited children.