Today’s the day and I haven’t done one thing to prepare for it. Unlike last year where I was hosting and cooking Thanksgiving dinner at our house, this year my mother will be hosting. So, my contribution is to show up and be hungry. I am bringing an apple pie that baby girl requested we make, though.
Anyway, the important thing is that my daughter will be around extended family and will have fun seeing all the different food, people, and sharing with her family. As she gets older, she’s understanding more and more about the different holidays and what they all mean. In previous years, she was just dragged along for the visit. But, this year, she knows we’re celebrating a special occasion and even understands the overall meaning of Thanksgiving.
When asked what she wanted to do for Thanksgiving she answered, “I want to give someone a BIG turkey!” Another day she came home from preschool with a picture of us she drew and at the bottom the teacher had written:
I’m grateful for…my family!
You can tell they asked each of the kids, as I saw different answers up on their board.
I love that family is her answer. I am so proud of her and am just floored by how much change I can see in her as she grows. It’s interesting that I share her answer, since I too, am grateful this year for the lovely daughter I have. I’m grateful for the family that we’ve become.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! Enjoy your families.
Share with us one thing you’re grateful for this year.
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