Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day, turkeys!

My day went pretty well. It started off a little rough because on the way to my parents' house, Big Kid figured out that turkey comes from actual turkeys and that information caused instant hysteria along with deep mourning, and brought on a million questions.

"Are you tellin' me dat all dose chickens I ate were really chickens??" he wailed. "I thought beef and pork and chicken dat you eat came from factories! When I invent my machines, I'm gonna invent one dat makes it so you can eat meat but not have to kill animals."

He eventually settled down, ate the turkey, and seemed to enjoy it but I have a feeling it will come up again at some point. I felt really bad for him, he was truly devastated to realize he's been eating chickens, turkeys, cows and pigs. I can empathize, in theory I'd make a great vegetarian. I just like the taste of meat too much.

So I had a traditional dinner with the family, came home and kicked some ass in Wii bowling and then came across this Gives Me Hope site--the Fuck My Life for optimists. It's beautiful and has totally sucked me in, and made me tear up more than once. There are lots of good people out there. I'm going to work harder at being one of them more often (no promises on that though).

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. I also hope you stay warm in your homes tomorrow and don't go out and get trampled to death for a cheap Blu Ray player.

6 comments:

Celi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The GMH site is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Angry Julie Monday said...

Happy Turkey day!!!!

Nikky said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Yea, Gives Me Hope is run by the same people who do Givoogle. Pretty amazing set of young people :)

Melissa said...

I feel for Big Kid. I had to shield my oldest from the facts of where meat came from for years...he was already iffy about eating it to begin with and had he known if came from animals it would have been all over for him. He's just turning 8 now (gasp!) and gets it now...and is mostly okay with the news. A couple of years ago though, I would have had a vegetarian on my hands.

Sasha said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

i love GMH, too. it's high on my favorites list.

my big girl had one of those moments a month or so ago. i usually don't cook things with bones in because i used to be a vegetarian, but i cooked a whole chicken one day. i asked her if she wanted the leg, and the light bulb just came on. "this is a REAL chicken?" she ate it anyway, and hasn't said anything else about it.