Child: – Mom, tomorrow’s Thanksgiving. We’re off school!
Mom: – Yes, I know. Do you know why we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Child: – So we can be thankful.
Mom: – That’s why we celebrate it, but a long time ago, people celebrated Thanksgiving because they were thankful for the harvest.
Child: – What do you mean, harvest? What’s that?
Mom: – You know how farmers grow fruits and vegetables?
Child: – Yeah?
Mom: – Well a harvest is when all of those fruits and vegetables are ready for picking and eating. People, we call Pilgrims, gathered and had a feast. They were thankful for their food.
Child: – Pilgrims, my teacher told a story about them in school today.
Mom: – Did you like the story?
Child: -Yeah, but I didn’t think it was real.
Mom: – Do you want to help me get things ready for tomorrow?
Child: – Yes!
Husband: – Honey, who’s coming to celebrate Thanksgiving?
Wife: – Both our parents and your brother’s family.
Husband: – Is it ok that we invite the Bladhs? They have no family here.
Wife: – Of course, what a great idea! The kids will be thrilled. They like playing with Lucas and Nellie.
Husband: – I thought it would be fun for them to experience an American holiday.
Wife: – Tell them to be here around 3 pm so they can watch the game with us.
Husband: – Great, I’ll call them right now.
Wife: – When you go to the grocery store don’t forget to buy everything for Thanksgiving dinner.
Husband: – I’ve got turkey, sweet potatoes, potatoes, green beans, marshmallows, walnuts and pumpkin on my list.
Wife: – Don’t forget cranberries for the cranberry sauce and cream so I can make gravy. Oh, and also bread for the stuffing.
Husband: – That sounds so good, I can’t wait for Thanksgiving.
Wife: – I know, it’s my favourite meal of the year.