Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I’m not hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, my sister Debra has that honor. But I’m helping plan. And I love it! Imagine that, me loving a party!
Now, in my family we always made a pretty big deal about Thanksgiving. My girls have actually said that they like Thanksgiving Day more than Christmas Day! (I must say though, my one and only boy,Timothy, did not share their enthusiasm)
I’m going to write a bit about the things we’ve done over the years…some of these things might spark an idea or two for your Thanksgiving. But the one I’m going to share today…well I’m pretty sure you’ll roll your eyes and mock me…
Allow me to set this up…this was my mother’s doing. Mom was the most creative person I’ve ever known. Now, I don’t know Martha Stewart, but Mom was right up there with Martha but in a less perfect, more fun kind of way. But, God love her, she was nothing if she wasn’t also a little sneaky. When my kids were little, we didn’t observe Halloween. We didn’t, for awhile, even let them dress up to go to the church festival. (Each person has to do what they feel led to do, right?) But I suspect it bothered Mom that her grandchildren didn’t get to dress up. So one day, early in November, she called me and said this…
“Deb and I are coming over. We have been sewing some things for us girls to wear on Thanksgiving Day this year. We want you and Bethany and Stephanie to try them on!”
Innocent enough right? I was touched and a little excited. I loved the idea of all the girls dressing alike! Hummm, did I mention that my mom was a bit of a sneak? The following, are the pictures of us on Thanksgiving Day….
I believe my expression says the rest.
And the little boys got to wear osh-kosh…no fair!
I believe we did this for 2 or 3 years before someone, probably me or Bethany,(even as a little girl she took charge!) put their foot down…and just said NO!
I promise that some of the other things we did and still do, on Thanksgiving will be much more fun and much less humiliating!