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Mama’s question of the week: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving week!  This Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for in your life?  Do you have any special family traditions?  How do you encourage your children to be grateful?

My son is four this Thanksgiving and slowly understanding a bit more about the holiday.  He knows it centers around our family, who will all be coming here for dinner on Thursday.  At preschool he learned from the folks at the Briar Bush Nature Center a bit about the Lenape Indians who once lived in our region.  He also learned a bit about the Pilgrims and their first Thanksgiving foods.  I did find it amusing that instead of hearing the term “pilgrim” he heard the word “criminal.”  He kept insisting to me that the criminals ate corn and dried out pumpkins!  We will continue to read books at bedtime about Thanksgiving and turkeys and discuss what we are thankful for this year.  Some books that we’ve been enjoying are 10 Fat Turkeys, A Plump and Perky Turkey, and T is for Turkey.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!

Mama Diane

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