What About Thanksgiving?
By Elise K
Two days before Thanksgiving day, I was helping to prepare the food that we were making for our Thanksgiving meal at my Grandparents house. All of my family said that they were coming and all of us were very excited.
Only but one person, my Uncle said that we should just skip out on Thanksgiving this year. I was kind of eavesdropping because it was just most of the adults talking about it. They didn’t see me, which was good, but I also didn’t want to say anything because they thought that no one else could hear them, because nobody else was around them. But they were wrong, I could hear exactly what they were talking about but I chose not to speak up.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, so I decided that maybe I should just take a break with helping with all of the food, because the adults had stopped to talk as well. I wandered into the living room, and stopped to talk with my Aunt, which was one of the few grown ups that weren’t all talking together.
I had told her what the other adults were talking about, and how my Uncle wanted to maybe skip out on Thanksgiving, and how they were considering it. I also said how I didn’t want to speak up, because then they might make sure no one else was ever in the room where they were talking.
This had made me really upset, because everyone around my Uncle talking with him seemed to very easily agree. I honestly didn’t even know the reason why he wanted to skip Thanksgiving because I left the room to early, I guess. Almost everyone that came to our special Thanksgiving knew how much I loved it, and put the effort into helping to make it happen every year. It also felt like a good tradition, so I really wanted to keep it going.
Soon , I decided to tell my Uncle that I was listening to what he was saying, and told him my opinion. “I’m sorry that I was listening to something that I might not have been supposed to, but I heard about how we should just skip Thanksgiving. You and mostly everyone else knows that I love Thanksgiving, and I really don’t ever want to skip it”, I said. Then my Uncle responded, “You must of misheard me talking”, with a chuckle. “I was just telling the other adults what we should do in the future, since I might not be able to make it, which means that the other people that I drive here wouldn’t be able to come”, he said.
This made me really feel bad, because when you start to overhear a conversation, you can’t just assume anything. I thanked my Uncle so much, for keeping this Thanksgiving going, and our feast for Thanksgiving was on!