It is that time of the year again, the time when the United States of America celebrates Thanksgiving. For me, thanksgiving has always meant family. My parents would go weeks before thanksgiving to get a turkey, ingredients for stuffing and aide dishes and a couple days before get pies, one cherry and one pumpkin usually. Hours were spent baking, roasting and mixing. For the entire day the apartment would be filled with siblings and nieces and nephews. Crying babies and arguing adults. Like most families at thanksgiving, older adults would berate younger ones with the usual questions. “What are your plans?” “How’s school?” “How are your grades?” “What are you going to do when you graduate?” “Why don’t you come back home more often?” “When are you getting married?”
Besides the non-stop questions, since I am an in-between adult (too young to have actual opinions but old enough to somewhat take care of myself) I am stuck with babysitting and sitting with the younger kids. A lot of these instances do not pertain to just me, most people especially in my age group (18-25) go through these same things.
Lately there have been a couple hashtags going around to display thanksgiving for multiple cultures. #thanksgivingwithblackfamilies, #thanksgivingwithhispanics and #thanksgivingwithwhite families are two of the famous ones. Some of the memes and jokes from these tags on twitter are certainly relatable with a lot of young adults and teenagers regardless of our background.
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