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#1 Sheryl

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:54 PM

We had a great Thanksgiving. Just a touch of snow to kick the holiday off. We had great food and all my children were here. Boy, was I tired when the last group left about 1 today. I took a 2 hour nap. I am totally wiped out. I did have a grand time though. It was a stitch when I said something about my floors being so dirty from all the crumbs. Three of my grandkids offered to help clean the floors. I was so shocked. They went to my closet and one grabed the broom, one grabbed the dust pan. One grabbed the swifter and I put a wet pad on it and, I let them think they were doing a wonderful job. Hey! At least they offered and tried. Thats is more than the parents did. They are 10,6, and 4. Then the two year old stood and gave orders. It was so funny. She would point to everything they were missing. Which was alot. I stopped enjoying long enough to get some pictures of them working so hard. That was the most enjoyment of the day for me. They just wanted to be helping. Messes can be cleaned up after every one is in bed or gone home. Tomorrow is another day. I took my nap and now I want to play on my computer. Beds and messes will wait. This coffee is tasting so fine. I hope everyone had some good times the past several days. I sure did. Sheryl
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:58 PM

Oh, your post just made me smile and smile. And just about cry. Somewhere I have a picture of my granddaughter helping me in the kitchen. I'll have to dig that out and post it. I miss them terribly. I talked to my grandson long distance on Thanksgiving. He was telling me about his video game. "Well, it is fighting, but there's no blood, Grandma, so don't worry. I haven't done any fighting yet, cause I am still training." When I asked for more details, he just told me it was too complicated for me to understand. He's ten.
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:17 PM

Hey Gals,

Thanks for the heartwarming shares.

Sheryl, My 5 year old has been helping me paint my bedroom today. I got some cute photos of that. I love how they want so badly to be a big help. We took a break and went the park so he could hit some of his new tennis balls with his metal bat (a big deal!) He wore me out. Have to finish the painting tomorrow.

My 10 year old has spent the day with his dog down at his tree fort with his buddies.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The boys' dad came over and played with them! He stayed from 2 - 7:30. They got some much needed dad time in and it was a peaceful, relaxing visit. I stayed out of their way, keeping busy in the kitchen. My little one tended to hog dad but my big one took it in stride.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday with the ones they love!

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 05:45 PM

Hi All,

I hate to be a wet blanket, but I had a TERRIBLE Thanksgiving. Dinner is usually at my older daughters house. This year she and the younger daughter are not getting along too well and the younger duaghter would not say if she would be coming with her son for dinner. The older daughter was so upset that she thought she would be spending the day crying over this mess so she cancelled dinner completely!!! My husband and I decided to go for Chinese and of course the restuarant decided that they would close that day for the first time ever! Even the pizzerias were closed! We ended up eating T.V. dinners.What a great day!!!!!!! I am soooo dissappointed in my daughters this year, they are not children. They are 32 and 37. You think they would have grown out of this nonsense.
I am glad the rest of you had a great day.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

So, I come from Finland and we do not celebrate your thanksgiving here. But last year I made friends with this american exchangestudent, and she cooked a thanksgiving dinner for me and some of our friends. We had everything I've seen you guys eating in tv-shows etc, she really had done it well. It was the first time I spent thanksgiving and probably the last too, but it was nice because we did it the way she did with her family, so kind of "traditionally" or something. Anyway I just wanted to share this nice experience with you guys :)
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