Lots of cousins at our house today, for our third Thanksgiving of the week. Such a beautiful day, low forties, sun shining all over the sky. No self respecting kid would want to be indoors after the grownups sent them out.
When they came in they broke out the cards while the grownups assembled the meal and eavesdropped on the table talk. Caroline, the eight year old in pink, announced she really would rather be a vegetarian.
Silence from her brother and her cousins.
“I want to be a vegetarian, but every night my mother makes meat. Except for beans and greens and pasta night.”
It was another one of those nights; she did justice to her slice of ham.