Saturday, November 29, 2008
At the beginning of November, we had a Family Home Evening on gratitude and began a new family tradition. This is our "Thankful Box."
Throughout the month of November, we (meaning mostly the boys) wrote down things we were thankful for on slips of paper, and put them in the box. When my family came over on Thanksgiving day, they added some things of their own. After dinner, we opened the box and read the slips. We adults had written things like family, our jobs, our spouses, our children (and grandchildren,) warm beds and blankets, our minivan, scrapbooking (me), help with chores, food, Family Home Evening, financial aid and graduation (David).
The boys' answers were insightful, amusing, and statistically interesting:
(spelling is authentic for your enjoyment)
ocsigin (think phonetic)
brothers (Isaac wrote this one on Grace's behalf)
dotee (translation: body)
As my brother pointed out, note the ratios: 1 Grandma. 2 honeybees. 7 food.
Guess we know what their priorities are right now.