It's almost universal: the "please take some leftovers ... I insist!" guilt trip given after a Thanksgiving meal.
Guest Blogger Jenny: For years, you have been saying "yes," "sure," "uh, okay ...," despite your best attempt to walk away empty-handed. But now you just can't take it anymore. You don't want anything to do with Aunt Susie's Jell-O mold after tonight, and you certainly don't want to have to think about yams with marshmallows again until next year. (Actually, you do want to think about yams with marshmallows again, but if you have any plans of jamming your a** into that hot New Year's cocktail dress, then you probably shouldn't.) The problem is, no one's going to buy your "the diet starts tomorrow" line or the "oh my gosh, thaaaaaaaanks, but I already ate sooo much brussels sprout pie, I couldn't possibly take any home" line. Nope. You've gotta come up with something new. Here are some excuses that I have come up with for turning down leftovers:
* Disclaimer: For those of you coming to my house, do not even think about uttering these!
1) I can't have sex knowing there are leftovers in the fridge. It distracts me.
2) Thanks, but Thanksgiving is actually the only day I really allow myself to indulge in Tofurkey.
3) I'm mentally allergic to Tupperware.
4) I already have leftovers from last year growing mold so rapidly I could create my own vat of penicillin.
5) What the hell is Turducken?
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|Jennifer Brandt Herschko lives in Los Angeles and is mom to a 2 year old boy. After attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Jenny said goodbye to her "acting" days and found herself behind the scenes writing and producing for television and film. Jenny has been featured and written for several parenting sites as well as her own "mommy" blog, Perfectly Disheveled.|