A GRAND Thanksgiving Tradition~
How many of you do the turkey trot on Thanksgiving day?
My niece and her family participate every year! She's been doing it for several years. It began with her own kids, and now she and her husband are continuing it with their grands. What could be better.
By the way, she's the very very young looking grandmother...third from the left!
I asked her for her thoughts on this family tradition and here's what she said:
"The Turkey Trot has been one of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions for years. This tradition started with our kids, and now the custom is continuing with our kids and our grandkids! No matter if it is freezing or raining outside, our crew all gets up and goes! There is no better way to start the Thanksgiving weekend than walking with the ones you love and seeing lots of old friends!"
And on to December and the next holiday!
You may be wondering why I'm posting about the Turkey Trot now that Thanksgiving is over? Well, there are other 5Ks and Kids' 1Ks for families. I know the Jingle Bell Run is coming up in a lot of communities in December. I'll do it if you'll do it!
Seriously, getting outside and taking a walk is the best exercise! This is a blog for and about grandparents (and parents too!), and one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves and our children and grandchildren is to TAKE CARE OF OUR HEALTH! I have a sweet childhood friend whose mother always told her that she was the one who had to take care of her health--nobody else can do it! Simple words and a no-brainer, but I think it really is a basic truth. During this holiday season, let's take care of ourselves! To your health!
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!