Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Whether it's your first time hosting Thanksgiving or your 25th, the stresses and unexpected ambushes of hosting a dinner party can be a bit bumpy. 

When I was a child, my parents always, always tried to give my brother and me everything we desired. They would support us in anything we wanted to do (as long as it wasn't harmful to our well-being); they made sure we had clothes on our backs, fed us three meals a day and instilled values a…