13 Giggle-Worthy Things Kids Are Thankful for This Year

13 Giggle-Worthy Things Kids Are Thankful for This Year

When you ask kids what they’re grateful for, you never know what you’re going to get.


By Wendy Robinson

Our family has a Thanksgiving tradition where we all join hands and share what we feel thankful for. Invariably the best, and least predictable, responses come from our youngest family members who are inclined to take family for granted and to shout out the names of toys or fictional wizards.

So, in the spirit of the coming holiday, what are kids feeling thankful for these days?

1. “Nothing.” – Luke, 4, from Ohio

2. “Bathrooms because they give you privacy.” – Jordan, 7, from Arizona

3. “Arms” because “without them I don’t know how I’d wipe my bottom.” – Sadie, 3, from Iowa

4. “Toys, especially new ones.” – Warren, 6, from Missouri

5. “Sleeping,” says Warren’s little sister, Mallory, 3, but we hear she’s a champion bedtime staller.

6. “The park” but not for “the dead squirrel by the house.” And also thankful she gets to eat “100 cookies” (but her mom says she’s fibbing). – Vivian, 5, from Iowa

7. Building blocks, toy guns, “but also shirts and socks and pants. And lollipops. Yeah, lollipops. Do you think I can have a lollipop, Mom? Oh, and you, Mom. You are my sweet Mama.” – Luca, 5, from Massachusetts

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7. His “teacher and nothing else.” – Michael, 4, from California

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8. Food to keep him healthy – Jaxon, 6, from Arizona

9. “Writing pictures,” says Jaxon’s 4-year-old sister, Emerie, and she likes to do them for her mom because she loves her.

10. Her dog … and the rest of her family too. – Scarlet, 8, from Washington

11. “Princess dolls and that's it! Nothing else.” – McKenna, 3, from Arizona

And, finally, what are my kids thankful for this year? Miles, 6, is thankful for English Premier League soccer and Evelyn, 2, is thankful for “my buttock!”

I’m thankful for my little weirdos … what are you thankful for this year?



Wendy Robinson is a writer, working mom, and graduate student. Someday she'd like to sleep in again. She also blogs at www.athleticmonkey.wordpress.com.

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