We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and so very much to be thankful for this year. Our morning was quiet and spent at home watching the parade on television. We then headed over to my youngest brother's house to hang out and enjoy a delicious turkey dinner. I don't know about about you but I love mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy and cannot imagine a holiday meal without them. The girls loved playing with their cousins and a good time was had by all.
The girls have been learning about the Pilgrims at school and they really seem to understand what being thankful means. We had a nice conversation in the van on the way home. Anna started off with what she is thankful for -
2. My Mommy's and Daddy's hugs and kisses
3. That we don't have any cats or dogs for pets
Both Emily and Allie said that they are thankful for Mommy and Daddy and then Allie added that she is thankful that we have enough money to buy food and clothes. She's also thankful that she's not a busser (at school) because the busses drive really fast. I have no idea where that last one came from but I'm glad that she said the line regarding food and clothes. They are starting to understand the concept of money and I've been trying to teach them that not everyone can just walk into the grocery store and buy whatever food they need or want. It's a hard lesson to teach because I don't want them to worry unnecessarily but it's something I think is important for kids to know.