We find that once you have kids, the coordination of holiday schedules and plans needs to happen way in advance. A question on our local parent board sparked some lively discussion about whether to travel or stay put when you have young children.
Many of the parents expressed their desire to start their own family traditions at home once they had children, instead of traveling elsewhere to celebrate. This, of course, can ruffle the feathers of many a grandparent who are used to hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at their house. We definitely see how this can quickly become a point of stress when the holidays come around. Lots of time is spent preparing the house, doing projects with the kids, cooking, and cleaning and it's natural to want to celebrate at home. On the other hand, wonderful traditions and memories for the children can be had at the grandparents or uncle/aunt's house as well. Readers, tell us in the comments what your plans are for this Thanksgiving. Will you be hosting a big dinner at your house, will you travel elsewhere to celebrate, or will you be having Thanksgiving dinner with just the immediate family, or some other combination? Let us know!
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