Boy, Baby Girl, Mr. Mister and I would like to wish you all a very Happy Nanksgiving, as the Boy calls it.
What are we thankful for?
Boy is thankful (or "nankful", no, I'll stop now) for UP (Wall-e and candy having been "taken" by other children at preschool). The Mr. is thankful for the Honda Crosstour, or he will be soon anyway. Baby Girl is thankful for those freeze-dried Gerber yogurt drop things and bouncy balls.
I am thankful for two adorable children and a wonderful husband. I am thankful for five books published and one on its way. I'm thankful for the dozens of ideas that will keep me writing for years. I'm thankful to be headed to my parents' house tomorrow, for pie and turkey and stuffing and games. I'm thankful that my family always has enough to eat, and a warm house, and that I can afford to dress my kids in new outfits for family pictures.
I'm thankful for coconut M & M's, the new Star Trek movie, Naomi Novik's Temeraire series and Diana Wynne Jones in general. I'm thankful for my little Pippin sitting on my feet right now because she loves me. I'm thankful that twenty years ago my grandparents sat me down and taught me to knit.
I have a lot to be thankful for, and could go on for hours, but I won't.
I will say, though, that I'm thankful for you, dear readers. I have a special treat for you that will post next Monday. Hint: polar bear.
Happy Thanksgiving! Go watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special!