Thankful for Bottomless Mashed Potatoes & No “Turkey on the Shelf”

So excited! Thanksgiving may just be my favorite holiday. No Elf on the Shelf causing me undue stress, no bunny or old man breaking-and-entering our house, no kids changing their minds about their costumes every nine minutes… just a time to be thankful for family, bottomless mashed potatoes, gravy oozing from my pores, and my old maternity pants. Hope everyone has a great holiday!

-Candy (who’s making a not-so-dramatic return to writing on The Laughing Stork next week, once I kayak my way out of the mashed potatoes)

How Moms Are Like Thanksgiving Turkeys

It’s almost that glorious time of year when we gorge ourselves and give thanks for elastic waistband pants! And there comes a moment on every Thanksgiving when moms can’t help but put an arm around the turkey and whisper, You and I are totally sympatico, dude.  …No?  That’s just me?  Well, perhaps after reading my list of similarities, you’ll feel more inclined to share a beer with your turkey this year, too.

#1 – We’ve both had hands shoved in places where the sun don’t shine.

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