My kids are counting down the days till we visit our extended family for Thanksgiving. It got me to thinking (especially after the craziness that is Halloween) how much I appreciate the simplicity of this holiday. My kids aren't excited about candy, or costumes, or presents, or glittery trappings. They're not even that excited about the food. They're excited to spend a few days with their beloved cousins. That's it.
And THAT is one of the things I'm most thankful for on Thanksgiving.
I intend to point this out around the Thanksgiving dinner table this year. I'd love to know: what are your Thanksgiving traditions? Games or icebreakers that help family members reconnect? Special once-a-year foods (besides the turkey/yams/stuffing/greenbeans, I mean?)? Football? Shopping? A Harry Potter movie? (That probably feels like a tradition to some of our kids!)
Always fun to hear how other people celebrate.
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