Our neighbors switched their concert to last weekend instead of this weekend. So we decided to take my in-laws to a high school play. Problem solved; I thought.
Now my younger daughter has been fighting a sore throat all week, which has now culminated into a 101 degree temp. I just brought her back from the doctor and it's not strep or at least not the strep that a rapid strep test picks up. But this is where it gets difficult, because although she was given penicillin in case it's bacterial, it could be viral, which the penicillin won't help at all. And although they have taken another culture to grow and find out exactly whether it's viral or bacteria and/or what kind of bacteria, we won't know for 24-48 hours.
Now I don't know about you, but I don't think it's a good idea for elderly people who are in their 70's and 80's to be around adolescents with 101 degree temps. But if it's bacterial, we would all be protected. If it's viral, we are not protected. Granted, washing hands and covering coughs and spit, not kissing, not sharing glasses, etc. would most likely protect the elderly people in our lives, but do we really want to take the chance?
So I called my in-laws, and although they aren't afraid of adolescent germs, they are afraid of the snow that is predicted to fall this weekend. They live a couple hours away.
I suggested the actual Thanksgiving day, but they are so generously committed to serving at the food bank that day.
Then I threw out the crazy idea of having Thanksgiving the week after Thanksgiving because my neighbors are having their Christmas concert that weekend. My mother-in-law thought it was a great idea, plus it coordinates with my husband/her son's birthday and they don't usually get to see him on his birthday.
So there ya go! I suppose there was a reason I never went shopping or purchased tickets yet. So come on winter! Throw out all those variables, I can take ya!