It’s the day after Thanksgiving. That means pie for breakfast. It’s just not enjoying it as much as I have in the past.
We broke the rules this year.
The one cardinal rule for our Thanksgiving meals is
More pies than people
This year we planned on nine pies. Unfortunately we planned on about 21 people. And the rules of Thanksgiving are not to be broken lightly.
First to cancel was my daughter. Her kids’ cousins were sick and then her baby got sick and then her mother-in-law had an issue. Scratch 7 people.
But, it wasn’t enough, We still had 14 people and nine pies.
Next to cancel was another daughter. Her kids were also sick.
Scratch three more.
Down to 11 people. Still too many. Not enough pie.
Another daughter’s husband is out of town. She’s pregnant and has a 1 year old. . .it’s just too much.
And that put us down to eight. . .and nine pies.
And that’s how we ended up with just the eight of us for Thanksgiving dinner. My kids and grandkids will recover. The real lesson?
Next year, more pie.
Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.
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