Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The King Is Dead (and eaten). LONG LIVE THE KING!

As new parents, SLB and I are putting a lot of thought and effort into creating new family traditions with care and intention.  While we happily and gratefully will include a lot of the traditions from our families of origin, we also want to strike new ground in forming beloved traditions all our own.  This is important to us, and we're working hard at making holidays in our new little family unique and special.  Also, we are idiots.

Thus, the Turkey King.

The Turkey King, as we envision him, is a judgmental, though benevolent, poultry monarch who travels the world on Thanksgiving Eve leaving a turkey in the refrigerators of all deserving families.  He goes unseen until Thanksgiving morning when he is the opening act in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  When children of deserving families go to bed, there is no turkey in the fridge.  When they awaken, there is one there.  Presto!  Turkey King!  Viva!

Willard is a louse on the glorious plumage of the King.

So, in the spirit of the holiday, I wish you good tidings from the Turkey King.  May His bounty rain upon you and yours this blessed season of Kingly birds!

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