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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Age Appropriate honesty

I am grateful for this life, my and your health, my family and wonderful friends who feel like family, sunsets and rainy days and for the joie de vivre I feel each and every day. In the spirit of being thankful, which I am--I always feel a bit peculiar on this holiday as I always try to imagine what it felt like for my Native ancestors during this time in history. Having young children, I am cognizant of the romanticized version of the story which they are often taught which is why my boys always get an addendum to their school lessons. I choose "age appropriate" honesty with my children and teach them about how brave our ancestors were in spite of it all. love and gratitude