As you probably know, this week is Thanksgiving in the United States. Here we celebrated it with students and staff. On Wednesday, we had our Thanksgiving lunch at the Seoul Campus. It was so great! The food was catered from the US Army base and it was perfect. Each class did a short presentation and it was just a nice, fun time overall.
|All the students eating lunch|
|Eat until it hurts! It's the American way.|
|The principal, Patrick Rich|
|The PTO moms who put this together had all the ladies wear bonnets.|
That's me with Bonny Wooten
|Here's Mr. Joiner serving the kids lunch|
|These are all the PTO moms who put this together for us|
|Just as the Pilgrams had|
|1st grade singing a song|
|All the elementary kids filled out a feather of what they were grateful for|
|Here's Ruby's. It says "I am thankful for Mom, Dad, Grace, August, Charlie, Ruby, KB" |
(By the way mom, KB stands for the name
her class-Kindergarten B, it does not stand
for "Kam Breitenbach")
|We had music|
|The director of the school carved the turkey|
|I got to sit with Evan|
|August shut down the kid's table. All the other kids were done eating |
and off playing. Not August. He takes eating very seriously.
|Here are some others who take eating very seriously.|
|August making friends with Kenny.|
|Katie and August preparing leftovers for Jim|
I've been told that when raising "3rd culture kids" you need to have strong traditions within your family that you can have with you where ever you are. I told Grace that we needed to come up with our own traditions for Thanksgiving for our family and we should think of something really cool. She said, "I think our tradition should be that we fly to Denver every year".
I took August back to Samsung today for his pre-surgery blood work. As I walked with the volunteer to the lab, I told him that today is a holiday in the US and he said, "yes...uh...black Friday". Close enough.