You asked the wrong person! The only thing Webby sees ruining the holiday is your attitude.
Apparently being with you for Thanksgiving was important enough to them to work around and/or change schedules so they could come.
Most letters Webby gets are about family not liking one another. How lucky you are that your family is happy that they are coming. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to be thankful and if possible to be together.
Have you ever heard of the children's table or as our webmaster's family calls it, the "Huns" table?
We all have happy fun memories of those days before we grew up to sit at the
Your children and their cousins will probably have more fun at the card
table than sitting with you adults. If need be extend your table with a smaller table
next to it. The new guests will get to know your extended family and be glad they
Webby's family has grown well past the main table, the kid's table and a couple of
other tables. We all get to mingle and enjoy one another's company and wouldn't miss it for anything. The seating is minor; the family together is important.
Contrary to what the magazines say, Thanksgiving is more than a beautiful table with a cornucopia in the center. If you're lucky enough to have that, great, but that is only the trimming on the event. The people make it Thanksgiving not the tables.
I hope you will tell your husband you're happy his family can make it. Be sure to make them feel welcome and definitely don't assign all four of them to the Huns table.
Someday when you look back you will forget the inconvience and cherish the memories
of a Thanksgiving when family and friends came to your home to share this once a year holiday with you. How lucky you are!
Here's to all that makes Thanksgiving so special to us Americans, even the crowded table.
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