Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A 9 year old and a Turkey

Thanksgiving memories..........................
Courtney only thought that she wanted to help with the Thanksgiving dinner. Tonight, while I was getting started on tomorrow's menu, Courtney asked if she could help. I said sure, that I was getting the turkey ready, so that in the morning I could put it in the oven. I know now that Courtney never thought of getting a turkey ready, like she does now. First, I told her you have to remove the "guts" or the turkey inners. She passed and when I pulled them out, I had to explain why they were in a bag and why the "turkey companies" did not just throw them away. When I explained that some people use these items, that really grossed her out. Then when I told her she could stuff the turkey with the onions, celery, bell pepper, etc, for seasoning, and I told her you place that in the inside of the turkey. Well, her response to that was, isn't that the turkey's bottom. Yes, honey, it is I told her. Well she finally broke down after grossing out a few times and stuffed the turkey. All I can say, is what wonderful memories and stories I have for the years to come, especially when she brings home a boy for Thanksgiving. She better be prepared, b/c momma has a story to tell.

Not real sure she wants to do this.

She carefully placed each item inside the turkey, being very careful not to touch the turkey.

I finally got a half way serious, like I maybe enjoying this, look.
She may not be eating turkey come tomorrow.



Emma's Mommy said...

Good job Courtney! I am not real fond of stuffing turkeys either. It is kind of gross if you think about it - so I try not to! :-0

Carla - it is too funny that you mentioned that about the picture of Emma and Santa. I thought the same thing when I saw her doing that. It is the main reason I took the picture.

Hope you are having a great day with your family!

The (Almost) Amazing Mommarino said...

I love the pics! I would love to see your scrapbook sometime!

Give Courtney and Jonah hugs for me! Lots of love!!!!