Turkey Treasures

It’s that short few weeks after the Halloween decorations are put away and before I allow the Christmas season to envelop the house…November. I do have a box on the basement shelf marked “Thanksgiving”…not nearly as enticing as the holidays it’s sandwiched between, but there lies the box none the less.

While I display the obligatory cornucopia and autumnal foliage, my favorite contents of the box are what I call the Turkey Treasures.

Turkey Treasures are those art projects made in preschool or primary grades in which the child’s hand serves as the turkey and feathers. The medium varies…paint, crayons, ink. It’s that small little print that remains the treasure.

I snapped a few pictures of my kids’ turkey “hands” to share. I’m sure you have a few of them, too. And while the paper flow can seem overwhelming in these early years of school, I’m so glad I kept these works of art.

My kids’ hands are much bigger now…they grasp hockey sticks, baseball bats and pretty soon steering wheels. These treasures will always remind me of what I am most grateful for this Thanksgiving…those previous little hands that grabbed mine as if to say “Let’s start this journey.“ So dig out your Turkey Treasures and hold on tight for the ride of a lifetime.

About the Author...
Jen Lennon
Jen is the mother of two boys and a girl who keep her and her husband of 20 years busy driving from the theater to the hockey rink to the dance studio.
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