Beautiful Thanksgiving Day. We were outside nearly all afternoon. The kids went from scooters to bikes to trees. I remember loving to climb trees when I was a kid. And Erin would spend hours up in a tree. Guess the apples don’t fall too far from that tree…or, thank heavens, the apples DON’T fall from the trees. Most of the time, all three were in the tree in their own favorite spots.
And then the card games…Go Fish and War…so thrilling (ha) These kids really need to learn better games.
After dinner, everyone was reading. Erin, Brent, Jerry and I were on computers or Kindles. Calli was reading to Declan and Lana was reading Little House on the Prairie. This morning, Calli was up early and I taught her how to play Rummy. Funny how family traditions just go on and on.
Lana reads ALL the time. I told Brent this morning that my mom had all sorts of rules for me regarding reading.
No reading before breakfast.
No reading at the table.
No reading while walking up and down stairs.
No reading while walking to school.
No reading in the living room when we had company.
No reading more than one book a day.
No reading after lights out.
I wonder if Lana will have her own set of rules. I know that Erin already confiscates Lana’s Kindle if she catches her reading into the wee hours of the night.
So, Thanksgiving was wonderful…everyone healthy, good food, lots to do….missing Sean but knowing he was with people who love him…And very well aware that not everyone had the best Thanksgiving ever. Thinking of Mary Anne who is NOT having fun in NYC and Donna whose dad is so sick and Carol who just lost her mom. Some years are certainly better than others. It takes my breath away how NOT good things can be…incredible how strong people can be when they need to be.
This one was a wonderful Thanksgiving for me. And contrary to popular opinion, last year was a good one too. I was in Houston and felt very sure the people at MD Anderson were going to make me well. I had trouble eating but was with family (Erin and her gang the weekend before and Chris and Jackie and their gang on Thanksgiving)