I have a question/problem I need help with. I’m going to my fiancés parents’ house for Thanksgiving this year for the first time ever. Well last night I was going on and on about how Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I can’t wait to stuff my face full of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pie, when she casually informs me that her family doesn’t celebrate a “traditional” Thanksgiving. Instead her family prefers to make Thanksgiving into a day of repentance for all the deplorable horrors the American Indians suffered due at the white man’s hand.
So in its place they prefer to fast, permitting the children to eat while they only allow themselves water, saltines and black coffee! I told her that this is pure insanity and if she wants me there that I will be bringing a bottle of wine and turkey potpie in my jacket pocket. Now she’s pissed and hasn’t stopped crying since yesterday claiming I don’t respect her or her family’s traditions! Come on! Its thanksgiving! Isn’t this lunacy? What do I do here?