Unbeknownst to me, Ethan’s teacher interviewed each student in her Kindergarten class, then compiled a booklet with all the responses and sent it home.
Here are Ethan’s responses, which made me laugh and cry. Neither one of his responses are entirely accurate (for example, he evidently thinks our TV is smaller than it is and that we own an iPad which would just about kill Greg).
How do you cook your Thanksgiving turkey?
Dad will go to Shop-n-Save and buy a turkey. He buys one as big as our TV (32 inch). He takes it out of the wrapper and cooks it for 24 minutes at 10 hundred degrees. Dad will cut it, too.
What are you thankful for?
I am thankful for my mom. Mom pretty much does everything for me. She cooks for me, she cleans things up for me, she reads with me, she shows me how to have plants…she talks to me a lot. She listens to me a lot, too. She loves me. I am thankful for my Dad. He lets me play on the iPad, Wii, and Xoom. He plays with me a lot. He likes it. I am thankful for my sister, Laurel. She doesn’t mind playing with me. She tries to teach me a lot of stuff. She is teaching me Judo. She helps me a lot. She sets up games for me on my 25-year-old computer. I love her. Two of my three grandmas died. This makes me sad because it makes my mom and dad sad. But we have to never forget them and we won’t. Grandma Rost is special. Her name is Grandma Rost because she roasts a lot of things. I’m not even kidding…that is why! She lives close to Branson. We visit her every year. She likes me and plays with me. I am thankful for all my friends at school.
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In reading through the responses from the other kids, I happened upon a response from one little boy, Kyle. Kyle said, “Soon [Dad] will fly a long minute and be home. I am thankful for Dad, I miss him so much.”
Kyle’s dad is in the Middle East. The teacher noted both she and Kyle had to take a break for a minute after that. So did I. I hope he comes home safely, soon, and permanently.
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I know it’s early, but Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.