Friday, December 4, 2009

The Good and Bad of Thanksgiving.


The overall weekend was fun. But I have to vent. I basically got sat at the kid table because guess what? I am not married! Yes, but guess what? I am almost 30! I don't know what 30 year old would enjoy sitting with two seventeen year olds and a nine year old. There were three people at the "grown up" table younger than me but they have said "I do". I mean no offense to anyone who might be reading this blog but it was the low point of my Thanksgiving. I have been becoming more aware of the way single people get treated sometimes. I don't think that the people who do it realize how ridiculous it is. It is almost like it is just tradition that gets passed down. Here's an example: Every time my brother and I both go stay at my sister's house he thinks that him and his wife get the bed. I would understand if that just left the couch but there is an air mattress and another bedroom. So why do I always have to sleep on the air mattress? You guessed it, because I am single. Honestly, I am getting kind of tired of being treated like there is something wrong with me. I'm single, not contagious. So I don't have another person that comes along with me. What's the big deal? Yes, I want to get married but I am not crying myself to sleep. I am making the most of my single life and I am really enjoying myself.

The Good part of Thanksgiving out weighed the bad. For those of you that don't know Thanksgiving in Orderville is awesome! (Well if you like volleyball and basketball) We have an alumni tournament. You are eligible it you graduated from Valley High or married someone who did. Guys play basketball, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Girls play volleyball Friday and Saturday morning. My team won consolation. I actually like the basketball part better. I was the scorekeeper when I was in high school and I do it for the alumni tournament. I guess I am the alumni scorekeeper. :) I did the book for all but two of the games this year. I love every minute of it! My brother kept the score clock a lot of the games and it was fun to spend the time with him. They even do a top ten and an MVP. It is a big deal! The whole tournament is for a good cause. They give scholarships to the high school seniors.

So the weekend as a whole was a lot of fun even though I vented at first.

8 comments:

Erin H. said...

All I have to say about that turkey picture is "YIKES"!

D.Suth. said...

Sorry, I thought it was funny to picture you at the kid table. At least they weren't little kids right? No but seriously, you should get your turn w/the good stuff too b/c you are still a person!! AND-- the married couples, if they sat at the kid table, they would still have each other to talk to. So I am on your side.

I also LOVE the turkey picture! Did you take that or find it online somewhere?

You are funny!

Kori said...

I'm sorry! You should have come to Thanksgiving Dinner with us. We are getting to where there are more kids than adults so you definitely wouldn't have fit at the kid table. I sympathize with you and know exactly what you are going through. I'm glad you were able to vent. Keep your spirits up some day you will be able to pay them back!

Liberty Williams said...

Nooooo! You need to come to Thanksgiving at my place because none of us (who are marriage age) are married, so it's just one big kid table - with the two parents...they could be kids actually??? Plus, you could hook it up with my brother...then that would then put you at the adult table that then would be boring because no one in my family is married so there would be less people at the married table and more at the kid table. What a mouthful, the moral of this comment is why do we have to have sides any way??? Singlehoodness is awesome - we need to live it up!!! You up for a cruise?

Camaree Staheli said...

Personally, I don't mind sitting at the kid's table - nine year olds rock! I think some of their thoughts and comments are better than adults. Nothing makes me laugh harder than to listen to the younger and wiser generation. :)

Natalie said...

You do take singlehood with a good additude and a smile on your face. But I agree too many people in this world are rude to people that are single and don't treat them fairly. They all want to say how pitful we are, but then they turn around and talk crap about their spouse and/or kids. Which life do they want? :)
Glad you did have some fun though!

Suzie said...

Stetson says; I bet just because I go to Sink Valley and work with Darlynn I smell like cow manure to my Aunt Lisa and that is why she doesn't think I am fun and wanted to sit by me at Thanksgiving.

Julie said...

Oh Lisa, I was totally imagining this. I have been there a time or two myself. Not very fun.

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