Thanksgiving from a Child’s Point of View

Sitting down with my daughter last night, I asked her what does thanksgiving really mean to her? She gave me a few answers:

1. Celebrate Turkey – ehhh!

2. Celebrate Plates – ohh!

3. Food.

4. Celebrating parties.

5. Celebrating a feast, a thanksgivinng feast.

6. When friends come over they play with other kids that live in the house.

7. When it’s time to  go home and when the kids don’t want them to go home ,you can give them a hug!

8. I am thankful for myself!

9. I am thankful for someone else – for my stuffed animals, my treasure box and YOU and Dada and Grammy – uhm – and I love everybody else in my family.

10. I am thankful for food!

Some of her answers might seem comical and hilarious but for her these are what makes thanksgiving special.

At the end of our conversation, she went over to her backpack and gave us a card that she made at school. Inside it are the following:

This isn’t just a Turkey

As anyone can see,

I made it with my hand

Which is a part of me

It comes with lots of love

Especially to say

I hope that you have a very


She signed the card with her name and with this post is the cover of her card.

I am especially thankful for her!


If you share the same sentiments as my daughter does about Thanksgiving, I would be very thankful if you could like and share this with your friends on facebook or twitter. I am thankful for all your support!


  1. Very precious! I look forward to having those momements when I have children.

  2. Living in Mexico, far from my family and reading how everyone’s getting ready to receive family and friends tonight has made me nostalgic of the Thanksgiving celebrations at my grandmother’s house…and at the same time reminded me that any day is a perfect day to have your loved ones over and start the meal by giving thanks…read you soon!!

  3. UsiSera says:

    A family that eats together, stays together! Nice one AMS! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. eof737 says:

    I love that art work… very creative and original… her answers are sweet too. ;-)

  5. Aw, this is so sweet. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  6. orlando gustilo says:

    Sometimes indeed the most touching statements are the unedited gushes of a child!

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