When my ex and I split up the holidays got a little strange with the kids. Thanksgiving goes to her family but the kids and I have our own traditions.
My 13 year old daughter Chloe became a vegetarian a few years ago. This made me happy of course but it’s a total pain in the ass for her mother. (This also makes me happy).
Chloe is the only vegetarian within a thousand miles of my ex’s family. Chloe and I are Commies to them.
For several years now Chloe and I sculpt our own bird out of tofu. We added a hat last year. Our design is based on the turkey we all learned in school. You know, the traced hand motif.
I think Thanksgiving is a good secular holiday. It’s great to sit in silent repose and ponder the things we’re grateful for. I’m extremely lucky when it comes to loved ones. So I feel compelled to send my friends and family the bird.