I'll do a real Thanksgiving post on Thanksgiving, I'm sure, detailing the many things I'm truly thankful for this year and always.
But today my kids began preparing for their yearly "I am thankful" project. Usually, I supervise this project carefully, making sure that we're all thinking of things that we should truly be thankful for, rather than being thankful for, say, Nintendo. But this year I let my student teacher handle it and the results were very amusing, to say the least. There were kids who were thankful for Double Fudge, the Judy Blume book, that I am currently reading to them. There were kids who were thankful for eraser caps. But my favorite entry was from a 5 year old boy who was thankful for:
The color blue
This is so perfectly him; I could have kissed him. But the color blue entry got me to thinking of odd things I'm thankful for.
1. Chapstick. So, so thankful for chapstick.
2. These songs, with which I am currently obsessed:
3. The ironic qualities of leopard print
4. Pizza (illegal) and Carb Smart ice cream (So deliciously legal)
5. Steve Madden shoes