First of all, my two girls and their cousin Peter (pictured above.) We had a mid-day Thanksgiving feast, then Peter wiped us all off the board in Scrabble. Afterwards, we went to the city to go ice skating and have dessert at the Hyatt hotel downtown, where my husband’s brother is a chef. It was a very happy Thanksgiving.
One of the things I’m most grateful for in life is the way being a parent lets me re-experience the world through the experiences of the next generation. Peter is reading for the first time some of the books I first read at his age, like Pride and Prejudice and Dostoevsky’s The Idiot. I’m rereading some of the same books now and finding them very different from my aged perspective.
I’m also thankful for my husband, who was jet-lagged from after a two-week trip to Japan and crashed at home while the rest of us were out gallivanting. His hard work is the foundation for this great life we have, and I appreciate it every day.
I have so many more things to be thankful for that I won’t try to list them all here. I’m thankful for you, my readers, and hope I will see a lot of you in the holiday season.