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Friday, November 28, 2008

The Thanksgiving of Germs

We had a pretty standard, not too exciting Thanksgiving this year. My cousin Nicole and her family came up from Houston to spend the day with us. I hadn't seen Nicole in years, so it was good to see her again, and to meet Caleb and their baby.

When I was getting the turkey ready to put in the oven, the kids were amazed by it. I had the turkey do a little dance and say "I didn't run away fast enough." Is that morbid? No more so than having to dig the bag of giblets out of the neck cavity, or the neck from the body. Anyway, the kids were so amazed by the turkey that they wanted to touch it too. Sure, touch the salmonella covered poultry and then go play, great idea. To get the kids to stop trying to touch the bird, I told them that it was covered in germs, and that it would get them sick if they touched it. Problem solved.

When it was time for dinner, we got the kids all the stuff they needed on their plates. They started eating the Jell-o salad, because Jell-o is freakin awesome. Not one of them tried the turkey. I told them, "Hey guys, try the turkey. It's good." to which they responded, "We can't touch the turkey, it's covered in germs." Oh. I did say that, huh.

We tried to amend the turkey/germs thing by telling them that after it was cooked the turkey was ok to touch, but they weren't buying it. It was covered in germs and they didn't want anything to do with it. Oh well, more turkey for me!

2 comments:

Quinn and Ang said...

Thats pretty funny! I wouldn't complain about some extra turkey left-overs either!

beckyjune said...

Too funny. Isn't it nice that the kids pick the most convenient times to actually listen to what you are saying?

Our Thanksgiving wasn't too exciting, either. We couldn't even go see Matt's family because we were sick and his dad had just had heart surgery and his little baby nephew was there. Stinks. So, we brought plates of food home and ate by ourselves. Happy day to us.