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Gingerbread and Turkey

Uploaded: Nov 21, 2016
Our kids are not very enthusiastic about Thanksgiving this year. Maybe it's because we aren't traveling anywhere. Maybe it is because there isn't candy (like Halloween) or gifts (like Christmas). Maybe it's because our regular play dates and classes are being postponed. And maybe it is because Thanksgiving means we are still a few weeks away from Christmas.

At first I searched for different Thanksgiving activities, decorations and crafts for them. But those made it even clearer that our kids just weren't very interested. So instead, I decided to follow their lead and also get into the Christmas spirit a little early this year. Last week we made a gingerbread house (and ate it) and started singing Christmas carols.

I hope our kids eventually become more excited about celebrating Thanksgiving. But, in the mean time, we will be spending this holiday season being thankful, giving, and spending time with family and friends. Who cares if the gingerbread house gets eaten before the turkey is cooked.


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Posted by Jennifer Bestor, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park,
on Nov 23, 2016 at 1:29 am

Jennifer Bestor is a registered user.

I noticed this as I was tiredly scanning the Almanac for something else -- and suddenly realized you'd given me a way to keep a young relative busy today ... one which didn't require close supervision.

The great thing about gingerbread dough is that it doesn't have eggs in it, so can be eaten raw. He can make a gingerbread turkey free form. Actually, why not a free-range gingerbread turkey and trimmings?


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:34 am

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Jennifer Bestor - Sounds like a fun holiday project. I hope your relative enjoyed it. Happy holidays!

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