On the last day of school before Thanksgiving, Baby’s class had a Thanksgiving party and invited parents. Before all parties, a list of party food and disposable eating products are posted outside the classroom for parents to sign up for. The items listed for the Thanksgiving party were a little bit different because they were going to eat a Thanksgiving meal. Cut up fruit and vegetables that are normally on the list, was replaced with mashed potatoes and cooked string beans. There is a strategy with the party list. It’s simple, the easy items, like paper plates, always go first, so I try to be one of the firsts to signup. I work part-time, my mom and Grouchy Husband help me with drop off and pick up of the girls. I am really lucky to have their support but because I’m not at the schools regularly, I’ve missed being one of the firsts to signup on the party list. For the Thanksgiving party, I was the last and had to bring a turkey. While sulking a little signing my name next to the turkey I would have to figure out how to cook, Baby’s teacher came up next to me and told me she thinks people aren’t signing up to bring a turkey because of a misunderstanding. They need a raw turkey so the class can cook it together. That moment made my day. Raw turkey is right up there with paper plates.
The party started with the class singing a song.
They made their pilgrim costumes and gave themselves pilgrim names. Baby was Pilgrim Elizabeth.
Here was the party spread. The class made the tablecloth decorations.
The dining table was decorated with the tree of life and a river down the middle.
The class mom made these hummus and vegetable sailboat appetizers to float in the river. I am always in awe with the creativity and effort from class moms and I hope one day before both my children graduate from high school I will have the courage to sign up and be one.
I looked over and was shocked when I saw Baby eating green beans. She doesn’t ever eat green beans at home. Baby’s teacher told me it’s peer pressure from watching her friends eat them around her. I need to invite her friends over to eat more often.
Once she found the toothpicks from the hummus sailboat, she ate the rest of her meal with them. Even the corn.
Here was the dessert spread. I really like Baby’s teacher because she tries to serve healthy food at the parties.
Baby was the last one at the table eating. She really liked the food but the toothpick really slowed her up.
The Dumpling Mama xo