So, I'm supposed to write a blog about gratitude and what I'm thankful for because it's Thanksgiving.
But I don't want to. I can't think of anything unique to talk about. *Everyone* is talking about what they're thankful for -- it's the whole purpose of Thanksgiving, I know that -- but every blog in the sphere is listing their blessings and asking you, "What are you thankful for?" It's like Christmas carols -- "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" is great the first twenty times I hear it, but by Christmas, I'm totally sick of it. (Oh, dear dog, I just realized Christmas carols start this week. Sigh.)
Yes, I am the grumpy Problem Child today. One must always live up to one's nickname, after all.
So, instead of a list about all the things I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving, I give you this:A Hand Turkey.
I love hand turkeys. I remember making them in school. I remember the first time AC brought home a hand turkey; she was thrilled to pieces with the sheer awesomeness of it. "Mom, did you know you could trace your hand and make a turkey out of it? Look!"
I'm sorry, it's impossible to be grumpy while making a hand turkey. Even for me.
(And should you not be able to figure out how to make a hand turkey just by looking at the picture, handy instructions are here.)
Someone got a little carried away with the feathers on this one:
And if hand turkeys are just too cliched, here's a foot turkey:
This one is a little more effort -- the body is the child's feet!:
And this one seems like a cool family project:
Hand turkey cookies! Awesome!
So, I guess I will be thankful for Hand Turkeys, because they make me smile. And though I haven't made one in a long time, I think I will make one (or two) this year. I may even attempt those cookies!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!