Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Turkey's Dread

Last week, my second grader had to work on his 'Turkey In Disguise' project. Admittedly, my being foreign-born and -bred made me clueless as to the rationale of a turkey wanting to be something else. It's during those times when Google becomes an indispensable best friend. 

In the end, my son decided he wanted his turkey to be Batman in order to avoid being hunted and eaten. And since I'm a normal mom with other concerns and don't exactly swoon over each and every school project my son completes, I didn't bother taking a picture of his Batman turkey. Instead, I have Mr. Boxer Champ below as a sample picture just to give some of you an idea as to what this 'tradition' is all about. 

A Turkey in Disguise


In any case, I got inspired by this school project to create a haiku, something brief so as not to interfere too much in the chaos that I'm sure we'll all experience at some point during the festivities this week.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! 
And remember--Be kind to your turkey and try to do it justice.  


The Turkey's Dread

In disguise this week,
I'm hoping to spare myself
from mushy stuffing.



9 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Joy! I wouldn't want to be a turkey right now...

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    1. Though I'm not a fan of turkey, I do feel sorry for them, Muriel ;-)

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    1. Hope your Thanksgiving was meaningful, Carol! Thanks for stopping by :-))

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Joy, I am glad we do not celebrate it by eating turkey, well, Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Switzerland at all, there is the last Sunday in September to remember to be grateful for the bountiful harvest and normally prune tarts are served.

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    1. Hmmmm, prune tarts sound really yummy, Barbara!! Thanks :-))

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving Joy! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. I was mostly offline last week, Rena. Hence my super late reply. Thanks and I hope you and the fam had a meaningful Thanksgiving! :-)))

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  5. That was awesome, Joy! A little holiday haiku. So clever. Hope it was a good Thanksgiving!

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