Monday, November 24, 2014

A Pre Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

We didn't think it was a good idea to take my dad on our annual Thanksgiving trip this year so we did the next best thing; we had him over to the house yesterday and Skyped with my sister and her family.

My wife prepared a turkey dinner for only the second time in her life.

It looked nice, and I thought the turkey was moist and tasty, but we both agreed that the dinner didn't compare to what my sister and her crew prepare. Still, I know my dad enjoyed it.

At one point my father needed to use the bathroom. I was about to tell him where it was and was surprised that he actually remembered this time. Kai was surprised, too.

"That's the first time you remembered something at our house, Ojiichan!"

We need to remind Kai about using discretion before saying things. Fortunately my dad is hard of hearing.

Today, Kai's school has its annual Thanksgiving lunch. Last year he raised a big ruckus, apparently when he was served a dish that he didn't want.

This year we tried to prep him that it was wonderful that his school does this, and what was the point of the holiday anyway?

"To be thankful."

Yes. So enjoy the meal and don't get angry.

As I served him the green bean casserole last night, he said, "It's not polite to say something is yucky; you should just eat it, right?"

Okay, so maybe he is learning, a little bit, anyway.

Wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving!


  1. That last photo is very nice. It is so good that your father got to enjoy himself with family at your place.

    1. Yes, I think he enjoyed it. I doubt that he will remember any of it, but he enjoyed it while he was here.

  2. What a great idea! Glad to see your dad looks great! Happy Thanksgiving!


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