As if the holiday season isn’t magical enough (for children and adults), the presence of a kids’ table can take it to the next level. At my grandparents’ house it was typically a brown card table strategically placed in between the dining room and the living room. My cousins, my brother and me would occupy said table, where we’d proceed to stuff our faces despite already being full from the crackers, cheese, dip, and other kid-friendly appetizers. So, it's safe to say that the kids' table is the coolest place to be on Thanksgiving Day (especially a post-election Thanksgiving Day, mind you).
There’s something that’s equal-parts magical and invigorating about being in the presence of children, especially when they're experiencing the holiday season. While some adults might decide to separate themselves from kids, essentially saying, "You do you. I'll be over here for the next 20 minutes, eating a fancy bird and drinking a fancy drink and having conversations that don't involve key characters from Sesame Street." Valid, and I think it's more than fair to take a break from parenthood (if only for a second), if you ask me.
However, I'd argue that surrounding yourself with kids by sitting down at their table during Thanksgiving, gives you this silent permission to go ahead and be a kid, too. I think having that permission, especially when parenthood is draining and adulting is getting you down and everything seems heavy, is pretty damn special. So, with that in mind, here's why I say you should spend time at the kids' table on Thanksgiving Day: