Hiro: Hessa (that’s what he calls Louisa) out.
Louisa: Okay, okay. Just let me turn this off first (meaning their night light).
Hiro: Okay, Hessa.
Louisa: Urgh (struggling to lift her brother whose body weight is about the same as hers). There you go.
Hiro: OUT! (with major exclamation points of excitement).
Normally I don’t wait for my 5-year-old to fetch my toddler out of bed but it is their little trick and they get such a kick out of pulling it off. That’s one of the benefits of living in our tiny house. I can hear all their intimate conversations, jokes, and secret plans and they are never the wiser. Imagine if they slept on a different floor and all the belly laughs I’d miss out on.
This year our minute abode will be packed to the brim with friends for Thanksgiving. We had planned a very simple affair, had some friends coming from Wisconsin with their daughter, but all the sudden it seems the guest list has exploded. Which is great. I love Thanksgiving and always welcome extra guests. I have no idea where they will all sit, but it gives me a perfect excuse to make more food.
I also have a highly seasonal, partially educational, and overall fantastic book to tell you about from my friends over at Zoobean. It is called Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has always been one of the day’s highlights for me and this book tells how it all began over eighty years ago with the creativity and imagination of one man.
It is a wonderful tale to help get you in a festive mood and a great story for Grandma to read to the kids while your elbow deep in a turkey.