This was written by my daughter in school, without any prompting (or editing) from me:
"Please don't eat me for Thanksgiving dinner. I look better sitting at the table, not on it. I have a bad case of turkey pox and I will make you very sick. I'm too young to die. I'm a loving bird, not a meal. My meat's not ready yet. I'm so fat that I'll make you fat.
So you can see, I wouldn't be a good meal for Thanksgiving dinner."
Not sure where this came from - we don't talk much about things like this and we are an omnivorous household, with the extended family always making a huge deal about the turkey. Wow!
Also, they did an essay using the letters in "Thanksgiving" as the first letter of every sentence:
"G": Giving thanks for what we eat. Making prayers for God.
"V": Vegetables all over the table. I love to eat with my family.
"I": Instead of turkey I eat cranberry sauce with my sisters.
"N": Now we're all happy together. We eat.
"G": Giving and doing good things is a good thing to do on Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, however you celebrate!