Unthankful Thanksgiving: 10 Things I am Unthankful For this Thanksgiving Season

My Facebook wall is splattered with posts bearing a Thanksgiving theme. My friends and contacts list  are all listing the things they’re thankful for in their statuses. Well hey, it’s Thanksgiving and that’s what Thanksgiving is for.

I’m thankful for a lot of things they range from the full gallon of milk in my fridge to the car that sits in my driveway. I’m also thankful for my family and for my one—eyed cat with thumbs. While I’m thankful for lots more, I’m also unthankful for a lot of things as well.

Is it a Thanksgiving rule that I can only be thankful, or is it okay to be unthankful for things too? Is it bad juju or Karma to be a little discontent? Is it not PC to have an unthankful Thanksgiving? I don’t know, but truth is I am unthankful for things during this Thanksgiving season — and EVERY Thanksgiving season if I’m really being honest about it.

Here they are! Feel free to list yours:

  • 10 Things I’m Unthankful for this Thanksgiving Season 1 of 11

    Click through to find out what makes me frown.

  • That Slides Don’t Come Built Into Multi-Storied Homes 2 of 11

    I think houses with two or more floors should come with built-in slides from one floor to the next floor and I'm unthankful that that's not the case.

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  • That Chris Farley Passed Away Too Early in Life 3 of 11

    Tommy Boy and Black Sheep are staples in this house. I can't pass up those movies if they show up on my TV guide. Chris Farley was a very funny human being and his passing happened way too early. We should have all been graced with at least two more decades of hilarious down by the river skits from Chris Farley and I'm unthankful that we don't get to experience those lost decades.

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  • That The NBA Sucks 4 of 11

    My dad and I used to spend hours and hours each winter watching the NBA greats like Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippin, and Charles Barkley. We loved watching the NBA together and we openly cheered for the Utah Jazz. Somewhere along the line, however, the NBA lost its way and it became a league where certain players follow certain rules and other players follow other rules. Cheating scandals began to become front page news and the NBA became unwatchable, and I'm unthankful that I can no longer sit back and watch an NBA game. 

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  • That There are No More Harry Potter Books 5 of 11

    I started reading the Harry Potter books about the time the fifth movie was released. The books improved with each publication and I became sucked into the world of Harry Potter. I want Addie to get sucked into Harry Potter too, but it hasn't happened yet. So until Addie can get sucked into the series, I'm stuck in a life without Harry Potter. I'm unthankful that Voldemort didn't rise from the dead one last time when Harry turned 40 years old so that I would have another Harry Potter book to read.

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  • That Taylor Swift Hasn’t Attended Addie’s Birthday Party 6 of 11

    Addie's biggest dream in life is to have Taylor Swift show up for her birthday party, but Taylor Swift isn't walking through that door. I'm unthankful that I can't make Addie's dreams come true and give her the Taylor Swift birthday party that she's always wanted.

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  • That John Elway Got Too Old 7 of 11

    That John Elway what a football player. He was my childhood football hero and when he was on top of the world, I never grasped the concept that age would bring his reign to an end. I'm unthankful that Father Time took John Elway's ability to play quarterback for the Denver Broncos away.

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  • That These Cats Stink 8 of 11

    The mobile heaters (aka cats) in our house come with all kinds of perks, but one of the things I'm unthankful for is that when they drop a bomb in the litter box it flat-out stinks... BAD! Why can't these cats evolve and become adept at using the toilet? I mean, this guy evolved and grew thumbs so why not learn how to flush?

  • That Mumford & Sons Didn’t Release a New Album this Year 9 of 11

    I can't believe it has already been more than a year since Mumford & Sons released their last album. In this house, there is no such thing as too much Mumford. I'm unthankful that Marcus and his merry band of men didn't get together and release a new record.

  • That Ice Cream Comes with So Many Calories 10 of 11

    I love ice cream. It's easily my most favorite food. I'd forgo pretty much anything if it means I can have a bowl of quality ice cream, but I'm unthankful that ice cream comes with so many calories. Heck, if I even think about buying a carton of ice cream then I gain 5 pounds.

  • That Addie and Vivi are Growing Up So Fast 11 of 11

    I love these girls and I love each stage they enter as they grow up, but they're growing up way too fast. I'm unthankful that my girls are going to be grown and off to college way too soon.

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