Seats assigned at Thanksgiving ?? Yes or no??



ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s social dilemma has to do with Thanksgiving and where everyone sits. We had these kinds of arguments when we were kids and we had 17 people at home for the holidays. Here is what Carrie Ann wrote:

Hi Jaime: Hope you don’t think it’s too silly for your social dilemma, but it’s a problem in my family and Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I hope you can use it before this Thursday. Last year my husband had a seizure because my cousin sat at the end of the table where my husband ALWAYS sits. He is interested in the whole question of “I am the head of the family” and takes matters into his own hands by always being the one who cuts the turkey. Kind of like Clark Griswold in that National Lampoon movie. . . . To avoid a scene last year, I finally convinced my husband to just take a different seat, but he was clearly annoyed all day. This year he informed me that we are going to have “assigned places” with place cards and he plans to enforce it strictly. I make him angry but it seems to be a bit extreme. It’s our friends and family to cry out loud! Could you ask if anyone else has done this before or has my guy lost his mind? I’ll listen to Jaime. thank you very much

~ Carrie Ann

Well, I firmly believe in letting everyone sit where they want. In my house at the time, people would be upset if they were put at the “children’s table”. So I started to sit at the children’s table to avoid the drama. But it’s just me. Some people take their place seriously because it is part of the tradition.

So what do you think? Are place cards acceptable for a family Thanksgiving? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.