As we are 2 weeks from Thanksgiving (actually as I publish this, we are exactly 2 weeks from Black Friday…how interesting that the day we spend on gratitude is followed by a day of buying stuff – – but that is for another post).We started the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ritual in 2010 when we were living in India. Steve was away for a conference with his fellow Fulbright colleagues and we were particularly worried about feeling homesick and sad on this holiday which is traditionally filled with family and was not celebrated in India (obviously) and Steve would not even be with us.
In order to make the holiday festive and different, I decided to surprise the boyz with a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. They were 10, vegetarian, and in no way missing the traditional Thanksgiving meal, and of course – who wouldn’t love snacks for dinner? Well….Peppermint Patty I guess 😉 So we commenced watching the special on our little computer and eating pretzels, popcorn, toast, jelly beans and ice cream for dinner.
Happy boyz 🙂
Watching a classic….and we cannot forget the ice cream!
So every year since then we have had a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving night on the weekend prior to the actual holiday. We add some things to the meal, since it is hard for me not to add a fruit or veggie (I know – we could say the jelly beans are fruit and the popcorn is a veggie :)….but the staples are all there.
Our last CB Thanksgiving …Notice Charlie fooled by Lucy once again!
Since Brendan will not be home for Thanksgiving at all this year, and Seamus and Casey come home right before the holiday, I decided to send them each a CB Thanksgiving package.
The essentials 🙂
Hopefully it will add a little cheer to their day and they can share the tradition with their new friends.
And as we all know….Charlie Brown and his gang always feed the love 🙂