This was a good Thanksgiving. But it was not without its awkward moments.
I’ve told several of you already about my Grandpa and the wonderful memories he revealed around the dinner table Thanksgiving Day. Can you say awkward?!
My youngest niece is in that stage where she asks about 9,000 questions a minute. Remember that scene in Uncle Buck? That’s what it feels like. So she’s asking how old I am and realizes that I’m a little older than her mother. In my niece’s mind if her mother is married and has children, then surely I should at least be married since I’m older. I think she’s too young to remember that I was married at one time.
So she asks, “Aunt Paige are you married?”
I say, “No”.
She says, “Why not? You’re old enough.”
I say, “Yes, but I’m not married.”
She says, “Are you going to get married?”
I said, “I don’t think so”.
Which of course made her ask “Why not?”
Which is when her mother kindly called her into the kitchen to get her out of my face. It’s not so much her questions that are awkward. The look on everyone else’s face is what makes it awkward. We sure don’t want to mention the “D” word in front of the children.
What about you? Any awkward or especially memorable holiday happenings?