Our Most Humerous Thanksgiving
We had a terrific day yesterday despite missing our families.
The turkey was perfectly delectable and we have tons of leftovers that I plan to section up for meals to freeze for after the baby is born. I don’t plan to cook for about a month after the little one’s appearance and the left over turkey is really going to help in the frozen meal department.
After most of us had finished eating I surprised my family with a funny new idea. I can’t take full credit for it as Kim & Jason gave me the initial idea in this post (which you won’t be able to read all of if you aren’t a member, though I’ll tell you it is about recreating the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving). I didn’t think it would be creative to just do what Kim & Jason suggested so I decided to change it up a little.
We ate our potatoes like Piggies as little Randy did in A Christmas Story.
Bravely, I submit to you this video.
Now, most of my children have not seen this movie but I knew that it wouldn’t matter. Seeing their mom dig her face into a pile of mashed potatoes made a positive memory. My goal is to give them fun and funny things to remember from their childhood, good memories that aren’t overshadowed by ‘stuff’. Silly traditions, goofball behaviors, and laughing create positive recollections that will stay with them forever. And honestly, we mostly just want them to come home for the holidays when they’re adults.
We sang Karaoke afterwards but that video may be hidden away forever. I am not sure that I’m brave enough to throw that one out here – not being much of a singer. As a matter of fact, I could be described as the complete opposite of a good singer.
Then it was Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Funny how things from your childhood seem to have a completely different look and feel as an adult. What a dumb movie – but it was fun watching the kids giggle.
It was a very good day and, although it seems oversaid, I have so much to be thankful for – and I mean it.
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