26 November, 2009

He's got a point!

Today was a regular school / workday here in Germany so we had an abbreviated version of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday is kids' cooking day lately, so B and I spent the afternoon preparing spicy sweet potatoes, turkey breasts with sage dressing, salad, and mini pecan-pies. The latter was a real treat-- pecans are scarce here, and once I'd finally scored a couple of bags I realized I had no way to shell them.

We actually had a lot of fun massacring them with a pair of M's pliers-- sometimes they exploded and spread shell and pecan shrapnel across the livingroom floor. Which is no problem when one owns a Labrador.

(Yet another thing for which I am thankful...)

Once we'd eaten I retold the story of Thanksgiving and M asked the kids what they are thankful for.

S nodded sagely and said: "you, Mama, D, our health, our family and our friends."

Then we turned to B, who was wiggling on his chair: "I'm thankful that my bed isn't made of nails..."


Goofball said...


I'm sure we can come up with some more statements like that.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This completely cracked me up, Betsy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

R. Duckie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Goofball said...

how are you doing?

Betsy said...

I'm sitting in a comfy chair in the sunshine with a cup of tea! Life is good! How are you?