Make it a Splendid Week: Turkeys and Traditions

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In this week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week, Maylei tells us how much she enjoys spending Thanksgiving with her family, and Nichelas’ painting highlights what he is most thankful for.

Did you know experts estimate 46 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day? What did you eat for Thanksgiving this year? What family traditions were you able to celebrate or create? Make it a Splendid Week!

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Nichelas, age 8

Thanksgiving

I love my mommy, and I help her cook for Thanksgiving. When she bakes, I crack eggs. Crack, crack.
We made a white cake with pink icing and sprinkles. We’re going to my Mimah’s house for Thanksgiving.
I love her so much, with a lot of love.
We’ll make cake, watch a movie, and eat popcorn.
We’ll eat food! Turkey, ham, green beans,
and my favorite cranberry sauce that taste like Craisins.
I like yogurt-covered raisins, too.
I suck the frosting off to get to the raisin.
I love pie. Key lime pie.
I’ll help mommy squeeze the limes. Squish, squish, squish. And I’ll play with Jamie.
He lives with Mimah. So Mimah is the great mom!
My baby sister is one. Her name is Hallie.
She can only hold a bottle, so I will help feed her.
I’ll take Mimah’s dogs outside,
with my brother Jaidyn, who is two.
I’ll have a fun Thanksgiving.

-Maylei, age 4

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.


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