Let’s just say all of these kids wrote down, on the eve of Thanksgiving, exactly what they appreciate. It’s family — mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents and dogs. Every single one listed those on the front of the paper bag crafts brought to them at Grace Jones Daycare by the City of Marathon’s parks and recreation department outreach program. But the Weekly staff dug a little deeper …

What are you thankful for?

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Nina is especially thankful for her little sister. “I needed someone to play with. One time, I was in a hotel room and sad because I didn’t have anyone to play with and so my mom let me put my head on her tummy and my little sister kicked me.”

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Mateo, 6, has a dog named Winston. They like to play together; sometimes they play chase.

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Jonathon, 6, is very certain about a few things. He likes red feathers for his craft, and only red feathers. He’s thankful for his friends. And he likes to play “werewolf and people” with his friends. That’s his werewolf face, extremely effective at Halloween time, he said.

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Jayden loves his family and especially his dad, who does his hair every morning. It’s very stylish.

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

In total there are three Jaydens in this classroom at Grace Jones. This Jayden also loves turkey, his mom, his dad and his family.

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

“I am going to eat this much turkey,” said Eddie, 5, holding his hands about 18 inches apart. He said that’s his favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. He also revealed that both he and his mother love bacon. “It’s so yummy!”

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Casen, who is 7 1/2, is thankful for his best friend. He lives in town. His name is Carter and he is also 7 1/2 years old

 

Little ones weigh in on what’s important

Ashley, 6, may be one of the most nurturing big sisters we have ever met. She neatly printed his answers on his craft, too, and ensured he was pictured. “I like pumpkin pie, and my brother Alex, who is 3 years old,” she said.

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