Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Getting Ready for Thanksgiving
We are getting really excited about Thanksgiving! To help you get ready, I would like to tell you a few things about why I love it so much.
The first thing you must know is that Thanksgiving is the best day in the world. Your family comes home from all over the country (sometimes the world) to be together. You get the day off and the next day too (most of the time. Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November. We are celebrating it the Friday before).
Ask any American. Their favorite food is Thanksgiving. Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie. I became a Vegetarian exactly three years ago, the day AFTER Thanksgiving.
I won't eat the bird this year but I will enjoy the smell of the kitchen.
Thanksgiving means being thankful for all that you have. We take this aspect very seriously. Even non-religious families have a prayer before dinner on Thanksgiving.
This is not a commercial holiday. There are no presents to buy.
It is the one day we get dressed up to have a dinner at home.
We watch the Macy's Day Parade on TV. Later we watch Football.
We eat. We get full. We eat again. We talk. We laugh. We go to bed. We get up and we eat the leftovers.
It is the best Holiday in the world. This is going to be the best Thanksgiving Ever!