Then we went up to the kitchen table for the family night activity: making thankful turkeys. Earlier in the afternoon Maggie and I had traced our hands in preparation, since we all know a traced hand is the perfect beginning of a thankful turkey.
Only problem: being a kindergarten teacher, most of the things I think up really aren't super appropriate for toddlers. Within 17 seconds of starting the turkey decorating, Will had ripped 2 fingers off his turkey and torn mine in half. Then Maggie spilled a cup of water on Coleman's. Awesome.
We persevered and ended up with these:
But Maggie really didn't get it. Every time we asked her what she was thankful for, she'd say, "Me."
I said, "Are you thankful for your toys? or your brothers? or your friends?"
She said, "No! ME!"
We just wrote things she should be thankful for. I think deep down she is.