Sunday, November 13, 2005

Thanksgiving According to C

Nana sent the kids some books on the meaning of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I think the books raised more questions than they answered.

C: "I think the Pilgrims were sad."

Mommy: "Why?"

C: "Because they didn't have any food. Why didn't they have food?"

Mommy: "Because they arrived in the new world too late to plant any food for winter."

C: "But what about the grocery stores?"

Mommy: "There weren't any grocery stores."

C: "Oh, right. They had just arrived so they were still building them."

Apparently we need to spend some more time on Nana's farm learning about where food comes from...


A few minutes later-

C: "Is that a turkey in the picture?"

Mommy: "Yes. I love turkey, don't you?"

A: "No. No NOOOO."

C: "I don't like talking turkeys. Is that a talking turkey?"

Mommy: "No, it doesn't have a head."

C: " What happened to its head?"

Mommy: "Uh, it got cut off."

C: "How?"

A: "Yeah, yeah?"

Mommy: "Ummm, with a knife?"

C: "Why?"

Mommy: "So the turkey couldn't talk."

C: "Make sure you get a turkey without a head for Thanksgiving, OK?"