List Rules Vote up the best ways to get a little peace and quiet on Thanksgiving.
Your aunts don't get along. Your baby cousin has some sort of illness that involves a lot of snot. They just want to get one more family photo - they know it's annoying now, but you'll appreciate it in a few years!
Seeing family on Thanksgiving has a lot of ups and downs. Eating delicious food with the people you love sounds ideal, but it can grow old quickly. Fear not - if you need an excuse to step away after your Uncle John says something questionable, you have plenty of options.
Play with a child or pet outside
Go on a grocery, liquor store, or coffee run
Take a long time to get ready in the morning
Say you have to “do a few work things”
Quietly get drunk
Do the dishes
Offer to refill everyone's drinks
Pretend your sibling needs you
Casually hide in another room for 15 minutes
Feed/walk the dog
Go hang out with your cat - she needs attention, too
Take a walk
Be a little late to everything
Repeatedly go to the bathroom
Hang out with a drowsy grandparent
Mention something about politics, then sit back and watch the argument play out