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Mar 07 2012

Iric

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Thanksgiving in March

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving Day to appreciate all of the good things that surround our lives each day.


I was watching a movie about the Holidays, and it made me flashback to the great event that happened to me this past Thanksgiving Day.

 

Time: Two days before Thanksgiving.

 

I have great news!


To many people, my great news would probably rank as high as getting a new mechanical pencil or even a , but it’s fantastic news for me.


I have been informed that I have been promoted to the Adult Table for Thanksgiving dinner.


 

Yesmy days as being the head clown at the Kiddy Table are numbered.

The best table to sit at during Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Please!  Hold your applause!  I don’t know if I should do a touchdown dance or pass out candy cigars to everyone.  For years, I have wondered what it would be like to sit at the Adult Table, and now my big day is approaching.  I imagine that the Adult Table is full of great conversations about current events, funny stories, and special desserts.

 

Now, as I sit basking in my glory, I cannot help to feel a bit saddened by my promotion.  The more and more that I think about it, I’m not sure that I want to leave the Kiddy Table.


Why?


For the following reasons:

  • I don’t believe that I will receive the same type of applause and sympathy if I accidentally spill my drink in my lap.  When you wet your pants at the Kiddy Table you get reassuring looks from your dinner companions as if to say, “Been theredone that. It’s okay.  Now pass me a drink box.”

     

  • I’ll have to work on the most important food etiquette law: Do not talk with food in your mouth. I’ve gotten so used to this illegal Thanksgiving dinner practice; I don’t think I can understand a word that a kid is saying to me unless they have a mouth full of turkey, mashed potatoes, and Jell-O.

     

  • Of course, I won’t miss dodging all the food that comes out of all little people’s mouths.  Somehow I don’t think the adults will appreciate it if corn flies out of my mouth and gets stuck to someone’s forehead.  At the Kiddy Table, getting food to stick to someone’s forehead lifts you up to legendary status.

     

  • I’m not sure I remember how to eat Thanksgiving dinner without a Spork.  I can’t remember the last time that I used actual silverware, real plates, and, dare I saycloth napkins.  The excitement and anticipation of using these dinner tools, and amenities are almost more than I can handle.

     

  • One major disadvantage of sitting at the Adult Table is that I actually have to put food on my own plate.  I can just picture the food being passed around the table, and then coming to a complete stop because I’m waiting for someone to fill my plate.  Food traffic jams can cause family feuds.

     

  • Some of the adults may think I’m weird if, all of a sudden, I reach over and start cutting the food on their plates into tiny pieces.

 

The good news is that I survived sitting at the Adult Table this past Thanksgiving.  I realized that the conversations were not as colorful as those at the Kiddy Table.  Talking about politics, complaining about high gas prices, and crying about eating too much turkey, cannot compare to having a little one laugh so hard that food comes out of his/her nose.


No matter what table you find yourself sitting at in this world, look at the people around you, and be thankful to have them in your life.


Every day is Thanksgiving.

 

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2 comments

  1. Jason

    This is great. Not only does this thoroughly summon nostalgia, but it’s also a real reminder that we should be thankful for each day.

  2. news

    Just discovered this blog through Yahoo, what a way to brighten up my day!

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