While two very important dates have passed, Bennett’s 2nd birthday and my and Brian’s 10th anniversary, it is a Thanksgiving conversation and two seconds of peace and quiet that have fanned my writing flame tonight.
With this being my first Thanksgiving hosting the in-laws and my first opportunity to initiate a “Let’s All Say Something We’re Thankful For” moment, I was pleased as punch to begin a new tradition. Naturally, I made Brian go first. Quickly we shot around the table (because being thankful is really easy if you give yourself a chance to reflect) and soon it was Bennett’s turn.
Me: Bennett, can you say, “I”?
Me: What are you thankful for? Can you say, “I am thankful for…”?
Bennett: Five, six, seven… four, three, two, one.
Well, there ya go. We’ve all got to start somewhere!
By the way, I totally undercooked the turkey and Frankenstein-ed it so that we could get started while the sides were still hot. I highly recommend that you do the same next year as it guarantees many leftovers for turkey-cranberry sandwiches. By the time the rest of the turkey finishes up in the oven, everyone’s too stuffed and happy to move. Mwa ha ha…