Last year, I asked my nephew a few questions about Thanksgiving, and he made my sides hurt from laughter. This year, all I got was “dadadalalalagagagoodadamamamamamamMAAAA!” from the girls, so I had to once again rely on my nephew for blog fodder, but this year, my niece was able to play, too! My nephew has, in the words of my sister, grown up considerably in the past year. My 3 year old niece, however, is still figuring this whole thing out. I had to include my sister’s comments, (mine are in purple) because it just makes the whole thing *that* much more funny (and also, sweet). I hope you are merrily watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, enjoying your families, and stuffing yourselves to the gills with delicious food.
Happy Thanksgiving from my kitchen (okay, and family) to yours!
1. Tell me the story of the First Thanksgiving.
N: It happened when the pilgrims came to the United States on the Mayflower from Europe. It took 3-6 weeks. The first settlers looked around to see if there was any trouble (he acted this part out BTW while he was explaining it to me. Arm extended, looking down the sites.) Then they met two Indians. I forgot what their names were. Then they celebrated the first Thanksgiving.
A: All the people were having a party! (Woo Hoo! Scurvy for all!)
2.What is Thanksgiving all about?
N: It’s all about the Pilgrims.
A: Having school. And there’s turkey on the table. (WTF?)
3. What foods are part of Thanksgiving dinner?
N: Turkey. Stuffing. (You’ll remember from last year that his least, least, least, least, LEAST favorite was stuffing.)
A: Turkey. Fish. Duckies. (<3)
4. What foods should be part of Thanksgiving dinner?
N: Corn, Beans, Squash, and butter… Also tacos and peanut butter. (I suspect, in college, he will be a Taco Bell man. Also, yes. Butter. Totally a side dish.)
A: Turkey. And more turkey. (I concur! But also, mashed potatoes, which you still probably hate. My niece and nephew both.)
5. Tell me about a Thanksgiving tradition in your family.
N: We go to someone’s house and see family.
A: Pop bubbles and play outside. (*sigh*) (*I* want to pop bubbles!)
6. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
N: My mom (melty mom), my dad, Anna, my cousins. Everybody in my family. (He meant “my RAD Awesome Aunt Kallay” when he said “everybody”… just helping him translate.)
A: Charlie. Cinderella. You (points to me. Again…melty), Daddy and Nathan. (Charlie is the dog. Cinderella is also code for “my RAD Awesome Aunt Kallay”. And I can almost hear her saying Nathan (Nate-an) which makes me heart all explodey.)