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Going Home For Thanksgiving Expectations Vs. Reality

Your room is now a cat sanctuary.

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When we travel home for Thanksgiving, we have a lot of ideas about how nice and relaxing and awesome it will be. But deep down, we all know the truth.

1. Expectation: Flying home won't be that bad.

Reality: You're not making it home for dinner!

2. Expectation: Get there two hours early.

Reality: You really thought that would make a difference?

3. Expectation: You're gonna drive home and feel that wind in your hair.

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Reality: Adult bumper cars.

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4. Expectation: Your bed is even comfier than you remembered.


Reality: Your room is now a gym or cat sanctuary.

5. Expectation: Your creepy uncle won't be creepy this year.

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Reality: Your creepy uncle is still very creepy.


6. Expectation: You are sitting with the adults this year!

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Reality: You are still at the kids table.

7. Expectation: Catching up with your cousin.

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Reality: Catching up with Facebook.

8. Expectation: You will eat the perfect turkey.

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Reality: Turkey dies a second death far worse than the first.

9. Expectation: You're gonna shove pumpkin pie in your face.

Reality: It's dessert for the dog.

10. Expectation: You'll make the sweet potatoes.

Reality: YA BURNT

11. Expectation: You'll be drinking a classy amount of wine.

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Reality: Wastey-faced.

12. Expectation: You'll celebrate your team's win with the family.

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Reality: Your team loses and you need to be alone.

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13. Expectation: Everyone gets along.

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Reality: "I'd be THANKFUL if you were DEAD!"

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14. Expectation: You're going in for seconds.

Reality: You're spending the next hour in the bathroom.

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