The Real Reason I Have Children

We started taking down our Halloweeen decorations and Iliana protested. “I don’t want to,” she said. (She says that a lot.)

“Don’t worry,” I told her, “Thanksgiving is next and we have to make hand turkeys and all that kind of stuff.”
“Hand? Turkeys?” Oh, the hilarity of a mindblown three year-old.
“Yes!” I said and started gathering supplies. Construction paper. Glue. Pipe cleaners. Squeeze bottles of tempra paint so old that I was surprised they weren’t just bricks of color.

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