Behold: Your Thanksgiving Cooking Experience in GIFs

The good, the bad, and the yummy. That's probably an accurate description of cooking on Thanksgiving, right? The highs and lows are sometimes too much to take when you're in the kitchen for hours on end, but somehow it always turns out better than you thought. To mentally prepare for this year's extravaganza, have a laugh with these telling GIFs you can't help but relate to.

You Get Pumped Just Thinking About All the New Dishes You're Going to Cook


But Quickly Get Sucked Into a Pinterest/Recipe Black Hole


When Thanksgiving Morning Arrives, You've Got Your Special Playlist Ready


Your Mantra of the Day: What Would Julia Do?


Of Course, Not Everything Goes as Planned

There Are Even a Couple of Major Setbacks

Twentieth Century Fox

But You Power Through Like the Top Chef That You Are


Before You Know It, the Guests Start Arriving


And You Freak Out Because You're Not Quite Ready Yet


The Adults Can't Stop Talking About How Excited They Are


So You Put Them in Their Place


The Kids Are Just as Bad and Hungry


So You Put Them in Their Place, Too


FINALLY, Dinner Is Served

The Weinstein Company

Not a Second Later, the Crowd Goes Wild

Warner Bros

You, on the Other Hand, Don't Have Time to Eat Because You're Worried About Dessert


So You Drink Instead


Guests Eventually Leave, but the Work Isn't Over

Screen Australia

Tired, All You Want Is a Slice of Pie, but It's All Gone

Warner Bros

Then You Remember How Much Everyone Loved the Food — Victory Is Yours