What is Thanksgiving?

Have you ever tried to explain Thanksgiving to a baby?

It’s pretty easy to dilute it for older kids: Pilgrims wanted to survive. Native Americans helped them. Some of them got along well enough to let each other live, and they all ate food together. We eat food, to celebrate that we get along well enough to let each other live.

Try explaining this to a baby. “You’ll love Thanksgiving, John! It’s when we all get together and eat all your favorite foods: we eat mashed potatoes, turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie! … And then we say thank you! … for the food we just ate. And also thank you for our mommies and daddies. And sweet potatoes.”

Yeah, I think there’s a reason I don’t write board books. ♦

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