The holiday season is upon us (whether we're ready or not), and I'm guessing you've either spent a lot of time prepping every last dish and decoration or you've procrastinated completely. I tend to fall in either camp, depending on the year. This year, I've settled in the latter because, well, life happened and I'm tired, you guys. The good news is, there are waysevery grown-ass man can help during Thanksgiving to lighten your individual load (and he should be things he's doing anyway, FYI).
Typically, my family's Thanksgiving is spent at a relative's house, so I contribute by bringing dishes with me; mac and cheese, pumpkin pie, and sweet potato casserole (yum). In the past my family has been tasked with hosting the family event, and on those years I use the blessings of crockpots and microwaves extremely liberally. However, I much prefer to not host, because, well, it's a lot of work. This year, my partner is working, so he won't be joining us for our feast. In other words, I'm on my own. However, if he weren't working I'm sure he'd step up as he has many times before (right, dear?).
The truth about Thanksgiving? It doesn't revolve around how much time is spent cooking in the kitchen or making your house spotless or even how well you planned the day's theme and events (feminist Thanksgiving, anyone?). In the end, it's about spending quality time with those you love and are grateful for. With that said, here are a few of the ways every grown-ass man helps during Thanksgiving (and every damn day, really).