In the midst of cleaning, grocery shopping, planning meals, washing sheets and organizing toy rooms, I want to take a minute a plan some Thanksgiving fun.
The professor is in charge of finding you tube videos for our Thankful night before Thanksgiving. (Did you hear that honey?). He'll post the links early in case you want to join us in showing your children starving children the day before we stuff ourselves.
Wouldn't it be cute to set up a table for writing Thank You cards? I can imagine cute kids sticking notes on each others pillows or plates. You could have little bowls of Extra gum or lifesavers, not for eating just for giving away. So fun.
I want to engage my children making place holders... I've seen some cute pilgrim and Indian hats. But, traced hand turkeys always work at the last minute.
I want to set a pretty table. Like this (only not as posh). Today I'm going to buy a piece of burlap.
I also want to get down my ghetto "blessed" sign and have the kids update it with more things they are grateful for.
I also have grand ideas of buying white muslin dish clothes, embroidery hoops, and dmc floss and having the kids stitch me (and maybe grandma) some cute dishcloths. The professor could use some monogrammed hankies.
This turkey looks fun...
What are you doing to add a little nutmeg to your eggnog? Do you have any fun ideas for a sweet, simple Thanksgiving?
My kids tell me- "Mom, my bwain hurts."
I don't want Thanksgiving to hurt my bwain... So, I pick a couple simple things, plan ahead, and enjoy the ride. (Just so you know, I'll never do all these things-- I'll be happy if we get hand traced turkeys.)
I love Thanksgiving.
(Off to change a stinky diaper...)