Thanksgiving consisted of a very small gathering this year. Jana & James (J squared) were playing Scrabble on their honeymoon, extended family was trapped in Rochester, Emily & fam were trapped in Utah (j/k, they live there) and then some were sick or hosting another dinner. SO, what we ended up with was a family dinner with the Olsons, Marlene & me and my parents.
So, for a little activity for the kids (and to stop the incessant running around the kitchen and living room) I brought some slips of paper, markers and a bright idea.
Abundance. We have such an abundance. The kids and I sat at the kitchen table and a tiny miracle began to happen. At first, it was a little slow going but as they got more ideas and thought of more things they were grateful for, their hands couldn't stop writing.
This slip reads: "I love Marla". He thought of this all on his own, no coercion (his arm might be a bit twisted, but there are surely no marks).
They were so proud of their handy work!
Looking over the course of this year, it truly has